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How to Get a Job in the NBA
It is the most frequent question I get asked: how can I get a job in the NBA? My advice, based on lessons from my story and experience working for teams.
"You F*** Up Sometimes"
Something to think about as scouting season gets underway: we all make mistakes in the draft. We shouldn't run from them, but learn from them.
Introducing Insider
Welcome to the next phase of Cleaning the Glass: Insider. What exactly is Insider? And why did I decide to go this route?
Cornered Market
Why don’t the Thunder sign big money free agents? Because the market isn’t what it seems. How max and rookie contracts distort the free agency market and alter the NBA landscape.
A Roll of the Dice, Part 3
If you’re not thinking about risk when you’re thinking about the draft, you’re missing something key. On Giannis, youth, and uncertainty vs. risk. The third and final part in this three part series about the draft.
A Roll of the Dice, Part 2
Scouting beats stats, but scouting plus stats beats anything else. What’s the right way to make front office decisions? There’s actually a science to it. The second in a three part series about the draft.
A Roll of the Dice, Part 1
On Bill Simmons' podcast, Malcolm Gladwell said that he doesn't believe there's "any great predictability" to the draft. Why he’s right - and why he’s wrong. The first in a three part series about the draft.
Making the Transition
The Cavs broke about every transition defense rule in the book in the Finals…and that might be reason for optimism. On transition defense in general, the Cavs' in particular, and what it tells us about what they do now.
LeBron Reads the Defense
A small demonstration of LeBron’s incredible basketball IQ: 30 seconds from Game 4.
Finals Notebook: Games 1 and 2
Three keys for Game 3, plus some subtle things you may have missed.