On Retired Numbers

Recently, the 76ers finally retired Moses Malone’s number and OKC retired uber-role player Nick Collison’s number.  This reminded of a study I did back in 2004, when the Spurs retired Sean Elliott’s jersey.  At the time, I was struck by…

Quick Thoughts

1. Thibs Canned: Today, the Wolves did the unexpected and fired Tim Thibodeau as coach and GM.  The Wolves have not been great so far (18-21, 11th in the West) but they haven’t been much worse than reasonable expectations, which…

Quick Thoughts

1. Whither Melo?: Carmelo Anthony’s quick exile from Houston has put his future career in limbo and raised questions about his future and his past.  Recently, Kirk Goldsberry wrote a thoughtful piece for ESPN that made the point that Melo’s…