Stat guru extraordinaire and noted German Simon Jatsch of in-the-game.org stops by to talk a variety of things from stats to the rise of Thomas Huertel to the success of Zalgiris. Check out below for a minutes breakdown of the different subjects and when we discussed them in the podcast.
0:00 – 27:00 – Discussion on “Advanced Statistics” and what coaches or teams in Europe may or may not be using. Simon discusses Expected Win Percentage in-depth and we chat about some teams that might not be matching up with what they are expected to do.
27:00 – 47:00 What’s the Playoff chances for Group F teams and what emerging young players have surprised us this year. And our take on the Olympiacos signing of Doron Perkins.
47:00 – 56:00 – Discuss Simon’s In-The-Game.net website and how he tries to simplify and make wonderful looking graphics for advanced statistics. Also a general chat about PER, good simple advanced statistics like offensive rebound percentage, and why saying “advanced” scares people away from sometimes simple stats.
56:00 – 59:00 – Assisted field goal percentage people, assisted field goal percentage.
59:00 – 1:04:00 – When will the Euroleague start to really use advanced stats.
1:04:00 – 1:11:00 – We play Simon’s “Similarity Score Game” where we guess how similar an older player is to someone this year. For a Euroleague fan, guessing will be too much fun, go ahead and listen.
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