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Follow Us At the Sloan Convention via Twitter!

4th March 2011

You can follow my tweets from the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference at the BBR Twitter feed:

Basketball Reference (bball_ref) on Twitter

Also, you can follow everyone's tweets by searching for the #ssac tag.

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Jobs @ Sports Reference: Web Developer

2nd March 2011

Jobs @ Sports Reference: Web Developer

Sports Reference is hiring a web developer this spring. Please see the link above for the job description and information on how to apply.

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Support Basketball-Reference.com, Sponsor a Page

25th February 2011

Sponsoring a page is fun, fast, and easy way to support what we're doing here at Basketball-Reference. With a sponsorship, you can:

  • Show your support for your favorite player or team.
  • Drum up traffic for your own site & draw in fans with a common interest.
  • Get some well-deserved recognition for your support of BBR.
  • Make your voice heard by the tens of thousands of people who visit Basketball-Reference every day.

Here's all you have to do to get involved:

  1. Create a membership account.
  2. Find the page(s) you'd like to support, and click "sponsor" (available pages).
  3. If the page you want is already sponsored, click "Alert Me!" to be informed when the current sponsorship expires.
  4. Follow the instructions to create your message and make your payment.
  5. Your message and links will be visible on the page after we approve them (usually in less than 24 hours).

And who knows, if you're clever enough, your message might end up on lists like these.

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NBA Elo Player Rater

8th February 2011

Today I would like to introduce a new feature that I think will be a lot of fun: the NBA Elo Player Rater.

The Elo rating system is a method for calculating the relative skill levels of players in two-player games. The creator of the system, Arpad Elo, was a professor of physics at Marquette University who wanted an improved chess rating system. Although the system has its roots in chess, today it is used in many other games.

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Reminder: Super Bowl Squares App Now Available!

4th February 2011

Another friendly reminder that our Super Bowl Squares mobile app is available for $0.99 at the iTunes store and the Android Marketplace.

If you're playing Super Bowl squares this weekend, this app will tell you which squares have the best chance of winning (based on game data from 1994-2010). For more information about features, as well as links to posts about Super Bowl squares theory, click here.

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NBA Players and Rookies of the Month

2nd February 2011

This is just a short announcement to let you know that pages for NBA Players of the Month and Rookies of the Month have been added to the Awards and Honors section of the site. These awards have also been added to the leaderboards table on each player's page.

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S-R News: Super Bowl Squares App Now Available!

2nd February 2011

Just in time for the big game, our Super Bowl Squares mobile app is now available at the iTunes store and the Android Marketplace.

If you're at a Super Bowl party this weekend and there's a game of squares set up, this app will tell you which squares have the best chance of winning based on game data from 1994-2010. Also, if you're new to the game, there's a page devoted to basic rules that will help you navigate your first SB squares experience. The app costs $0.99, but will pay for itself many times over if you win the pool.

For more information about its features, as well as links to posts about Super Bowl squares theory, click here.

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2010 WNBA Statistics

1st February 2011

I know this took me way too long to get to, but I finally updated the WNBA section of the site with the 2010 statistics. My apologies to all of the WNBA fans out there. I will try to get his updated in a more timely manner after the conclusion of the 2011 season.

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All-Star Game Voting

28th January 2011

This is just a quick note to let you know that I added yearly voting results to the All-Star Games section of the site. I tried to list the top ten guards/forwards and the top five centers, although in some years I could only get votes totals for the starters or some other subset. Here is a list of years where the top ten/five are incomplete:

1976 All-Star Game Voting
1980 All-Star Game Voting
1981 All-Star Game Voting
1982 All-Star Game Voting
1983 All-Star Game Voting
1984 All-Star Game Voting
1985 All-Star Game Voting

If you are able to find this information anywhere, please let me know.

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Site Features: Check Out the Play Index!

26th January 2011

This is just a quick reminder for everyone to check out the Basketball-Reference Play Index. In case you don't already know about the PI, it's a set of research tools that allow you to create customizable queries on our database, save the results, and share them with others. With the PI, you can:

  • Use the Player Season Finder to search through all NBA, ABA, & BAA players' regular season and playoff statistics for performances that match your criteria.
  • Use the Player Game Finder to search through NBA players' regular season and playoff game logs (since 1986-87) for games matching your criteria.
  • Use the Head-to-Head Finder to search for games in which two selected players played against each other.
  • Search for player and team consecutive-game streaks that match your criteria using the Streak Finders.
  • Search for team performances that meet your criteria with the Team Season Finder and Team Game Finder.
  • Use the Draft Finder to search through every NBA/BAA draft for picks that match your criteria.
  • Use the Player Comparison Finder to compare the stats of up to four players through (or in) a given season.

And best of all, these features are 100% free to use!

So go ahead, give them a try, and you'll wonder how you ever got along without them.

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