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Farewell
January 29th, 2010 by Jon Nichols

Due to some recent developments, I will not be posting updates to Basketball-Statistics.com for the indefinite future.  Everything that is on the site will remain.  It’s been a blast providing research for you, the readers, to enjoy.  However, I have some other commitments now that will prevent me from writing articles.  I apologize for leaving just as I was starting to get the NCAA stats rolling, but it is something I must do.

Thank you for reading!


9 Responses  
Michael writes:
January 30th, 2010 at 11:54 pm

Hey Jon, sorry to see you go, I always enjoyed reading your blog.

I had a question that I thought was interesting, so if you ever come back, I’d be happy to hear what you think.

I would say there are two kinds of rebounds, close-in and far-off. When a player misses a close shot, the rebounds tend to bounce close to the hoop whereas far shots sometimes have close-in rebounds and sometimes have far-off rebounds.

Dwight Howard is an amazing presence around the hoop, but I would expect that his strength would consist of more close-in rebounds. Far-off rebounds I would expect would be more unpredictable and I would expect most point guard rebounds are of this variety.

So, the question is, is Dwight Howard’s rebounding not being put to full use on a team of three-point shooters, or is this more than compensated for by being on a team with no natural other centers (aside from Gortat)?

plonden writes:
January 31st, 2010 at 9:15 pm

Jon, I’ve been lurking around here for a while, loving your stuff. Hopefully this is a good farewell (job with NBA franchise or ESPN or something) and not a bad farewell. Good luck to you in the future and thanks for the good reading and inspiration. Thanks for all the hard work!

Jon Nichols writes:
January 31st, 2010 at 10:09 pm

Thanks plonden and Michael. It is a good farewell, I assure you.

Grizzy writes:
January 31st, 2010 at 11:47 pm

That sucks, I loved the NCAA plus/minus… noone else on the internet provides that…

Zipsfan writes:
February 8th, 2010 at 4:14 pm

Hey Jon,

Are you interested in having someone carry the stats through for the site? There’s got to be someone that could help. It’s a really cool resource.

Jon Nichols writes:
February 8th, 2010 at 6:03 pm

Zipsfan,

I’ll think about it, but unfortunately I think the data needs to stay private too. Of course, I didn’t have access to anything exclusive, and there are definitely people out there capable of reproducing the numbers I made. Someone just needs to do it.

evo34 writes:
February 27th, 2010 at 7:14 pm

Suffering from withdrawal….any chance of doing one final plus/minus update for the NCAA Tourney?

ktsharp writes:
February 28th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

Not to take take away from Jon’s great work with the NCAA plus/minus stats (I love all your analysis and articles!), but statsheet.com now has plus/minus data for college basketball if you are looking for it. Jon – appreciate all your great work with the this website. Glad to hear that you are moving on to something even bigger and better!

evo34 writes:
March 7th, 2010 at 6:35 am

Statsheet.com is pretty cool, but the plus/minus data presentation is lacking. You can only see one player’s numbers at a time (no way to glance at a whole roster’s plus/minuses), and it does not separate offensive impact from defensive impact like the ratings here do.

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