For the statheads out there (and even the stat-curious), there is an interesting article about Dean Oliver. In case you didn’t know, the author of Basketball On Paper has been hired on by the Sonics as a consultant. The article is meant for a mainstream audience and maybe a bit short on details, but has a nice tidbit like this:
“In baseball, what are you going to do, not throw the ball to the first baseman because you don’t like him?” Sonics assistant Bob Weiss joked before a game last season.
Isn’t that what Chuck Knoblauch was doing?