I apologize for the off-topic post, but...
If anyone is interested in starting a similar project for basketball,
I have a basketball database that I can make available. The database
download from databasebasketball.com (the 2.0 version) was used as a
starting point, but my current version differs significantly from the
- Updated through 2006-07 (except for draft data, which is only
current through 2004)
- Many corrections and additions, as the original database had LOTS of
errors and omissions. For example, several hundred missing player
playoff records were added, many missing splits for multi-team players
were added, and a number of statistical errors have been fixed.
- Player and team IDs have been modified to correspond to
basketball-reference.com (a few player IDs may still differ)
- Lots of other changes - missing data now represented by nulls
instead of zeros, added proper coach IDs, added additional fields to
the team table, etc.
For a variety of reasons, I don't have the interest in running a
basketball database project myself. So if anyone is interested in
taking this on, please contact me offline.