35 episodes

A college basketball podcast hosted by Jordan Sperber focused on analytics, coaching, strategy, and x's and o's. Guests include college coaches, players, and media.

Solving Basketball Jordan Sperber

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    • 4.6, 82 Ratings

A college basketball podcast hosted by Jordan Sperber focused on analytics, coaching, strategy, and x's and o's. Guests include college coaches, players, and media.

    Intentional Fouling with Ken Pomeroy & Jonathan Safir

    Intentional Fouling with Ken Pomeroy & Jonathan Safir

    Ken Pomeroy and Jonathan Safir return to the podcast for episode #35. They recently published an article: "The guide to fouling when leading (or tied)."

    We discussed the findings from that article, whether or not coaches will be willing to actually implement the strategy, and how Ken's rankings (and the NCAA selection process) would look if there are no non-conference games this season.

    For more information on Solving Basketball and Jordan Sperber, follow on Twitter @hoopvision68.

    • 1 hr
    Seth Partnow, The Athletic

    Seth Partnow, The Athletic

    Seth Partnow, NBA Analyst for The Athletic, joins the podcast for episode 34. Seth is in the middle of a series of articles on how the style of play in the NBA has changed over time.

    We discussed the findings from his research, the type of data used to quantify style of play, and similarities and differences between the NBA and college basketball.

    For more information on Solving Basketball and Jordan Sperber, follow on Twitter @hoopvision68.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Stephen Gentry, Illinois

    Stephen Gentry, Illinois

    Stephen Gentry, assistant coach at Illinois, joins the podcast for episode 33. This season, Illinois drastically changed their style and scheme on both the offensive and defensive side of the floor.

    We discussed the offensive changes from the Spread offense to ball screens and from pressure/deny defense to pack line -- including how data and analytics played a role in the decision making process.

    For more information on Solving Basketball and Jordan Sperber, follow on Twitter @hoopvision68.

    • 51 min
    Todd Golden, San Francisco

    Todd Golden, San Francisco

    Todd Golden, head coach of San Francisco, joins the podcast for episode 32. In Todd's first year as head coach, the Dons have been using math/probability for unconventional in-game strategy.

    We discussed the decision making process: The math behind the specific strategy, communicating it to players, and committing to the strategy over the long haul.

    For more information on Solving Basketball and Jordan Sperber, follow on Twitter @hoopvision68.

    • 29 min
    Fran Fraschilla, ESPN

    Fran Fraschilla, ESPN

    Fran Fraschilla, basketball analyst for ESPN, joins the podcast for episode 31. We discussed Fran's teams at Manhattan, St. John's, and New Mexico and how the game has trended X's and O's wise since then -- including the origins of Continuity Ball Screen and the Princeton. We also talked about the emergence of analytics and how Fran prepares for his TV games.

    For more information on Solving Basketball and Jordan Sperber, follow on Twitter @hoopvision68.

    • 58 min
    John Ezekowitz, NCAA and NBA Analytics

    John Ezekowitz, NCAA and NBA Analytics

    John Ezekowitz, a former analytics consultant for the Phoenix Suns, joins the podcast for episode 30. We discussed John's work experience with the Suns and a variety of basketball analytics topics: Intentional fouls against poor shooters, foul or defend up 3, the hot hand, momentum going into OT, and predicting the NCAA tournament.

    For more information on Solving Basketball and Jordan Sperber, follow on Twitter @hoopvision68.

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
82 Ratings

82 Ratings

Bracketologist3 ,

Good insight

Jordan looks at a coaches perspective of the game, must listen to for Hoops fans.

bballjm ,

Needs work

Not great for youth coaches

Jtvdehbvsf ,

Good content

Good podcast

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