28.Nov.2011 General Discussion (& Stats Inc)
Talk about anything you wish.
What's going on here: I just got off the phone with Stats Inc.
I'm trying to find if there's a correlation between coach's challenges and win/loss record. My hypothesis is that coaches with weak personalities (e.g. Wulff, Riley) use fewer challenges and lose more games than aggressive, challenge-happy coaches. I'd also like to analyze if coaches who more often hold their timeouts going into halftime have a higher or lower win percentage than those who don't. Unfortunately, Stats Inc told me they don't keep track of coach's challenges or timeouts. If anyone knows a good resource for this let me know.
There might be no correlation. It just seems like Riley is afraid to insult the refs, and therefore never challenges. He also holds timeouts into the half, and in my opinion that has cost the team points if not games. There might be a correlation, if not in W/L then at least in points scored.