Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Reputation, Reputation, Reputation

Master of the X, and the O, Scott Skiles always has his team running effective plays that start with an inbounds pass. Probably not.

The data is from 2006-07, and it's only a record of post-timeout possessions, but that's a good place to start (and kind of the only place) when evaluating the exaggerated success of Scott Skiles' playbook. If the post-timeout offense is ranked 24th, it's tough to say that post-foul possessions yield any more points.


Anonymous Matt said...

In end-of-quarter possessions, there usually isn't even a play by Skiles. It's usually have Gordon dribble for 15 seconds and making sure an off-balance shot gets off with plenty of time left for the other team to get a posession.

That seems to be more of a league-wide thing, but Gordon's not LeBron James or even Paul Pierce.

11:13 AM  
Blogger Hot Shit College Student said...

I guess I was thinking every post-timeout play was created equal. Running out the shot clock is another beast entirely. It's still possible the study's results are evidence that the Bulls aren't nearly as good from the inbounds pass as Tom Dore believes.

11:43 AM  

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