3 Threshold Fouls vs. Yanks for the 2006-2007 season
4 Table 1: Leaders in Fouls and Threshold Yanks and Non-Yanks for 2006-2007 Frequent Foulers for the 2006-2007 Season
5 Foul-Troubled Starters: Yank or Keep? Is a Starter in Foul Trouble? 2 or more fouls in Q1 3 or more fouls in Q2 4 or more fouls in Q3 5 fouls in Q4 Early in the game? Deep bench? NO YES YES KEEP YANK YES NO NO
11 Playing Foul-Plagued Starters Reduces the Chance of Winning
12 Conclusions What should coaches do? What should analysts do? What should owners/GMs do? 𝐹𝑡=𝛼+𝛽𝓁𝓁𝑡 +𝛽𝑃𝑃𝑡 +1−𝑡𝜇 +1−𝑡𝛽𝐹𝑇𝑅𝐹𝑇𝑅𝑡+… +(𝑌𝑂𝑈𝑅 𝑇𝐸𝑅𝑀 𝐻𝐸𝑅𝐸) Examples: Lineup strengths eg WP48 Fatigue factors eg court time Two-guard, three-guard lineups Why?To measure strategic impact, not just tactical impact. Win Probability can complement and incorporate other advanced stats.
Incentive clauses: Compare stat targets, health targets, even plus/minus. Not necessarily optimal or incentive- compatible. Win Probability may help. Add up all the increases in win prob relative to replacement player… Integrate basketball and other decisions together: Other state variables for home court advantage: sounds, beer, entertainment.
13 Bios: Allan Maymin Mr. Allan Maymin is currently working on quantitative equity execution algorithms in his role as Quantitative Analyst/Developer at AllianceBernstein. Prior to starting at AB, Mr. Maymin was an Assistant Trader on the exotic equity derivatives desk at SociétéGénérale. Prior to SocGen, Allan was a Developer at Platinum Grove Asset Management. Mr. Maymin has also previously worked on the Huggable, a robotic teddy bear companion built by the Personal Robots Group at the MIT Media Lab, and is a co-author on the associated research and patent application. Mr. Maymin holds an MS in Financial Engineering from NYU-Polytechnic Institute and a BS in Mathematics from Boston University.
14 Bios: Phil Maymin Dr. Phil Maymin is Assistant Professor of Finance and Risk Engineering at NYU-Polytechnic Institute. He is also the founding managing editor of Algorithmic Finance. He holds a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Chicago, a Master's in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University, and a Bachelor's in Computer Science from Harvard University. He also holds a J.D. from Northwestern California University School of Law and is an attorney at law admitted to practice in California. He has been a portfolio manager at Long-Term Capital Management, Ellington Management Group, and his own hedge fund, Maymin Capital Management. As an editor for Basketball News Services, he was credentialed with the New Jersey Nets, and he wrote hundreds of articles on the NBA for hoopsworld.com. He was the Director of Marketing and Promotions for the inaugural issue of Swish Magazine and he holds a Basketball General Manager and Scouting Certificate from Sports Management Worldwide. He is also an award-winning journalist, a former policy scholar for a free market think tank, a Justice of the Peace, a former Congressional candidate, a columnist for the Fairfield County Weekly and LewRockwell.com, and the author of Yankee Wake Up, Free Your Inner Yankee, Yankee Go Home, and NBA Mysticism: Prophecies Fulfilled and Fortunes Told. He was a finalist for the 2010 Bastiat Prize for Online Journalism. His popular writings have been published in dozens of media outlets ranging from Forbes to the New York Post to American Banker to regional newspapers, and his research has been profiled in dozens more, including USA Today, Boston Globe, NPR, BBC, Guardian (UK), CNBC, Newsweek Poland, Financial Times Deutschland, and others. His research on behavioral and algorithmic finance has appeared in Quantitative Finance, Journal of Wealth Management, and Risk and Decision Analysis, among others, and his textbook Financial Hacking is due to be released by World Scientific in 2011
15 Bios: Eugene Shen Mr. Eugene Shen is a vice president and derivatives strategist at AllianceBernstein. Prior to assuming his current role in 2009, Mr. Shen spent seven years at JD Capital Management, where he was a partner and portfolio manager. At JD, Mr. Shen helped manage a multi-strategy equity arbitrage fund and a volatility arbitrage fund. Previous to JD, Mr. Shen spent three years as a strategist at JWM Partners and Long-Term Capital Management. Mr. Shen has a MS from MIT's Sloan School of Management and a BA in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Harvard University, and passed general examinations in MIT’s Economics Ph.D. program. Mr. Shen was born and raised in Houston, Texas, and graduated from Bellaire High School.
16 Appendix/Backup Advanced Plus/Minus with Foul Variables
Replace team dummy variables with player dummy variables
The dependent variable is the change in score, rather than the probability of winning