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The Resource Chasing perfection : a behind-the-scenes look at the high-stakes game of creating an NBA champion, Andy Glockner

Chasing perfection : a behind-the-scenes look at the high-stakes game of creating an NBA champion, Andy Glockner

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Chasing perfection : a behind-the-scenes look at the high-stakes game of creating an NBA champion
Title
Chasing perfection
Title remainder
a behind-the-scenes look at the high-stakes game of creating an NBA champion
Statement of responsibility
Andy Glockner
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Basketball team building is the ultimate challenge as the NBA level and the last few years have seen a massive change in the amount of money, technology, and approaches to finding and evaluating players. This process starts at the high school level, goes through college, and culminates in the NBA, where the ability to identify and cultivate talent is at an absolute premium. Media and fans like to talk about "busts" when a player doesn't work out, but in truth, it takes a complete team/franchise culture beyond any evaluation system to ensure the greatest chance of player success. Spanning the entire amateur and pro basketball landscape and using the 2014-2015 NBA season as a prism to a much larger story, Chasing Perfection is a fascinating, all-access spin through the inner workings of the smartest minds at every level of the game, all of whom are part of the chase for an end goal that may be impossible: establishing certainty in player acquisition. It is part quant/analysis/data and part philosophical/theoretical, but all interesting. It is about the ongoing, relentless, high-stakes quest to find what national sports writer Andy Glockner calls "Perfected Players" and what ultimately happens to them at the highest (pro) level. Chasing Perfection explores those players who, by the end of their run through high school and college and into the NBA, hit as many qualitative and quantitative predictors of future success as possible"--
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Glockner, Andy
Dewey number
796.323
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV885.7
LC item number
.G56 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • statistics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National Basketball Association
  • National Basketball Association
  • Basketball teams
  • Basketball
  • Basketball
  • Basketball
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • Basketball
  • Basketball
  • Basketball
  • Basketball teams
  • Forecasting
  • United States
Label
Chasing perfection : a behind-the-scenes look at the high-stakes game of creating an NBA champion, Andy Glockner
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Perfected players -- A brief history of modern basketball analytics -- The basketball technology revolution -- Analytics believers and doubters -- The hunt for future perfected players -- Faster, stronger, more explosive -- The tricky art and science of turning data into wins -- How the NBA's best teams were built -- No single path to mining talent -- The world's most perfected player -- The warriors come out to play
Control code
ocn942600330
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First DaCapo Press edition.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9780306824029
Lccn
2015043098
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o942600330
  • (OCoLC)942600330
Label
Chasing perfection : a behind-the-scenes look at the high-stakes game of creating an NBA champion, Andy Glockner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Perfected players -- A brief history of modern basketball analytics -- The basketball technology revolution -- Analytics believers and doubters -- The hunt for future perfected players -- Faster, stronger, more explosive -- The tricky art and science of turning data into wins -- How the NBA's best teams were built -- No single path to mining talent -- The world's most perfected player -- The warriors come out to play
Control code
ocn942600330
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First DaCapo Press edition.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9780306824029
Lccn
2015043098
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o942600330
  • (OCoLC)942600330

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