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Layups: What Does the Data Say About Coaching Changes?

Posted by Neil Paine on December 17, 2008

Kevin Pelton of Basketball Prospectus has a good read here about the recent rash of early-season coaching changes. Among other things, he looks at past seasons to determine whether firings are contagious (one team sees another team make a change, so they're more willing to pull the trigger themselves), which types of teams benefit most from a change, and when the best time for a change is.

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