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  • Michael Tamada
    Jerome James s quote was one of the all-time NBA howlers. If Terry Pluto ever does an updated version of _Tall Tales_ it has to be in it. --MKT ... From: John
    Message 1 of 10 , Oct 11, 2004
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      Jerome James's quote was one of the all-time NBA
      howlers. If Terry Pluto ever does an updated
      version of _Tall Tales_ it has to be in it.


      --MKT


      -----Original Message-----
      From: John Hollinger [mailto:alleyoop2@...]
      Sent: Monday, October 11, 2004 8:18 PM
      To: APBR_analysis@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [APBR_analysis] Re: 2nd year improvement ?




      The first thing you need to tell them is, "I don't who McMillan's
      talking about, because I only worry about Dean Oliver." Then maybe
      you can get into a fight with Joe Forte in the shower.

      Best of luck with the new gig,

      John



      --- In APBR_analysis@yahoogroups.com, "Dean Oliver" <deano@r...>
      wrote:
      >
      > --- In APBR_analysis@yahoogroups.com, "Greg" <gabrielandjared@y...>
      wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > > Is the improvement between first year rookies and second year
      players
      > > quantifiable? In other words, has anyone figured the average
      > > improvement in the major statistical categories for 2nd year
      players?
      > >
      > > I realize that with the change in age and experience(the increase
      in
      > > foreign and high school players, and the drop in the number of
      college
      > > seniors), that the numbers would be different now than ten years
      > > ago...so I am curious if anyone has done the math on this?
      > >
      >
      > Kind of a clumsy way to do this, but I gotta...
      >
      > I got myself a job in the NBA. Seattle. We'll see how much
      influence
      > I have, but it's a lot more than I ever had before and it could be
      > quite a lot. As a result, I can't answer things like this because,
      > though I've done the work and there are measurable effects, I really
      > want to win and holding onto info like this probably helps. I've
      got
      > approval to do some research and writing for public, and we'll be
      > feeling out what that material is. But I'm not there yet....
      >
      > I'll definitely be quieter here. Keep up the good research.
      >
      > DeanO
      >
      > Dean Oliver
      > Author, Basketball on Paper
      > http://www.basketballonpaper.com
      > "Dean Oliver looks at basketball with a fresh perspective. If you
      > want a new way to analyze the game, this book is for you. You'll
      > never watch a game the same way again. We use his stuff and it
      helps
      > us." Yvan Kelly, Scout, Seattle Sonics







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    • Mike G
      ... What was that ? Is this turning into the Sonic insider joint ? DeanO: Hope all the tough questions are some use to you in the new arena.
      Message 2 of 10 , Oct 13, 2004
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        --- In APBR_analysis@yahoogroups.com, "Michael Tamada" <tamada@o...>
        wrote:
        > Jerome James's quote was one of the all-time NBA
        > howlers. If Terry Pluto ever does an updated
        > version of _Tall Tales_ it has to be in it.

        What was that ?

        Is this turning into the Sonic insider joint ?


        DeanO: Hope all the tough questions are some use to you in the new
        arena.
      • Michael Tamada
        ... From: Mike G [mailto:msg_53@hotmail.com] Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2004 3:50 AM ... I thought this place was already. ;) The Jerome James quote: Coach
        Message 3 of 10 , Oct 13, 2004
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          -----Original Message-----
          From: Mike G [mailto:msg_53@...]
          Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2004 3:50 AM


          >--- In APBR_analysis@yahoogroups.com, "Michael Tamada" <tamada@o...>
          >wrote:
          >> Jerome James's quote was one of the all-time NBA
          >> howlers. If Terry Pluto ever does an updated
          >> version of _Tall Tales_ it has to be in it.
          >
          >What was that ?
          >
          >Is this turning into the Sonic insider joint ?

          I thought this place was already. ;)


          The Jerome James quote: Coach Nate McMillan was noting that the
          Sonics were thinking too much of themselves and not enough about
          the team. Or maybe he was talking specifically about JJ being
          too selfish. JJ replied with this:

          "I don't have the first clue he is talking about, because all I worry
          about is Jerome."

          I think this quote came from just last year, but maybe it was the
          year before. Instant classic.


          --MKT
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