"At the risk of succumbing to hyperbole, Basketball on Paper is a revolutionary strike for statistical analysis of the game of basketball. . . . There has never been a basketball book quite like [it]."
"The must-read hoops numbers book."
"Statistics guru Dean Oliver . . . is to the NBA what Bill James is to baseball."
"Excellent writing. There are a lot of math guys who just rush from the numbers to the conclusion. . . . Dean is more that that; he's really struggling to understand the actual problem, rather than the statistical after-image of it. I learn a lot by reading him."
"Oliver's book provides an insightful framework for basketball. . . . This book is a unique and surprisingly practical addition to a coach's library."
"A revolutionary strike for statistical analysis of the game of basketball."
Basketball stats and strategy for coaches and fans alike. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.See all Editorial Reviews
Dean Oliver's Basketball on Paper is a must read for coaches and those interested in statistics. This book provides a significant amount of information leading to the genesis of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by John Scott
this book was too acvanced for my osn at his age(12 yrs). May be able to get more use from it later on.Published 8 months ago by S. K. Lovett
If you are into a technical, mathematical analysis of basketball teams, then this book is a right fit for you. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Randy Rueger
Service by Amazon was perfect, on time and brand new condition. The book is interesting as I expected, and I beleive Oliver adds some wit and humor that helps in the drier... Read morePublished 11 months ago by R. Intrieri
Dean Oliver provides us all with some incredible tools for breaking down the game!Published 13 months ago by daddySUP
This book has helped me identify some key statistics in the game of basketball. This in turn has improved my coaching.Published 17 months ago by Anthony
I am almost half way through the book and already sure that it will be a very satisfying book. Thanks to the author.Published 18 months ago by mehmet gedik