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Archive for January, 2008

Basketball-Reference.com Reboot

14th January 2008

Finally, after months and months of programming, I am pleased to announce the reboot of Basketball-Reference.com. What's new? I'm glad you asked:

  • Current season stats
    The stats will now be updated on a daily basis. Everything will be updated: player pages, team pages, league pages, leader pages, etc. (XML Team is providing the current season stats.)
  • Sortable tables
    Almost all of the stat tables are now sortable. Just click on the column headings with the red text to sort the tables. I think you'll find this feature to be incredibly useful. For example, you can now look at a player's game log and quickly find their highest-scoring game, the game where they had the most turnovers, etc. Most tables can also be converted to CSV (comma-seaprated values) and PRE (preformatted text) formats.
  • More leader boards
    Leader boards have been expanded to include season, career, active, yearly, and game leaders for the regular season and playoffs. (Game leaders are since the 1986-87 regular season and 1996 playoffs.)
  • More fun stuff
    See which players share your birthday, or which players attended high school in your home state, or which players attended your favorite college. Want to know who had a big game last night? Check out the daily leaders.

With all of this good comes a little bad, most of it temporary:

  • The Full Court tools (player stats search, player comparison machine, etc.) need to be modified, so they won't be working right for a few days. This is the first project on my to-do list for this week.
  • The WNBA, NBDL, and NCAAM sections are down temporarily, but they will be back shortly.
  • The similarity scores on the player pages will be gone for a bit, but they will return in time.
  • Some links have changed.

Given the enormity of this project, I'm sure that there are going to be some wrinkles that need to be ironed out. I've turned on commenting for this post, so if you have any comments or questions about the reboot, please post them here or use the site's feedback submission form.

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