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By: Leisure for all

Mon, 26 Dec 2011 10:56:16 +0000

The Planet will be much improved when people took more time for leisure

By: Why NBA coaches unnecessarily bench players in foul trouble | SNY Why Guys

Tue, 19 Apr 2011 00:22:31 +0000

[...] Here’s an explanation from Northwestern Economist Jonathan Weinstein: Suppose I simply want to maximize the number of minutes my star player is in the game. When should I risk putting him back in the game after his nth foul? It’s a trick question: I shouldn’t bench him at all! Those of you who haven’t been brainwashed by the conventional wisdom on “foul trouble” probably find this obvious. The proof is simple: if he sits, the only thing that has changed when he gets back in is that there is less time left in the game, so his expected minutes have clearly gone down. In fact, the new distribution on minutes is first-order stochastically dominated, being just a truncation of the alternative. This assumes only that his likelihood of getting a foul is time-invariant, which seems reasonable. [...]

By: Ben

Tue, 11 Jan 2011 22:50:55 +0000

Some evidence for this found recently:

By: youdie74

Tue, 01 Jun 2010 22:35:15 +0000

@ Trent Hamm.. I agree with you that there is bussiness industry in sport game like basket ball

By: me

Tue, 25 May 2010 12:24:39 +0000

I agree, players are benched too quickly, especially when they get their second foul. But..... Players are less productive when they are in foul trouble, both offensively and defensively. Driving to the basket, they will worry about getting a foul on a charge. They won't rebound as well, as they will worry about an over the back call. On defense, they will not be as effective guarding a player. They won't help out on defense as much, which is where many fould occur.

By: The Friday Promise…

Fri, 21 May 2010 13:47:46 +0000

[...] wrote this yesterday(via The Leisure of the Theory Class) about coaches sitting star players because of theoretical foul trouble. we love smart around here, [...]

By: beelpa

Mon, 17 May 2010 09:37:19 +0000

It's important that the players on the court at the end of the game have fouls to "give." Fouling stops the clock and potentially gives you the ball back. This strategic use of fouls should absolutely be considered in your analysis.

By: The 10-man rotation, starring Tony Allen on Antawn Jamison (Yahoo! Sports) | NBA Dunk

Sat, 15 May 2010 17:07:05 +0000

[...] SLAM. Antawn Jamison(notes) was bad against the Celtics, especially on this play.PF: LotTC. Lots of words on whether or not teams should pull players in foul trouble.SF: FanHouse. Shoals on [...]

By: Swirsky's Soldier

Sat, 15 May 2010 03:41:40 +0000

the strategic use of fouls should also be considered (ie. prevent a fast break, foul to give with a few secs left on the clock, fouls to stop the clock). These may not be available if a player is in foul trouble. There are many reasons why a player should play or should sit when in foul trouble. But there is a reason coaches do what they do and have throughout time.... because it works and tends to be more effective than the alternative. (no matter how much we want to believe they are wrong)

By: Trent Hamm

Fri, 14 May 2010 15:59:52 +0000

You are forgetting about marketing value. What has more value to the NBA: Kobe Bryant taking the last shot or Luke Walton taking the last shot because Kobe has fouled out? It doesn't matter that Walton might be more likely than Bryant to nail the shot. What matters is the marketing dollars and the television contracts and the people in the seats who paid good money to be entertained and they have been marketed to respond with much more attention and passion to Kobe rather than Luke Walton. The coaches know very well where their bread is buttered and it's buttered by marketing stars and selling jerseys. The same thing happens at almost every level: the fans know the stars and expect those stars to be on the floor at the peak of the game and the end of the game - the peak-end rule at work.