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Pete Tiernan
Ann Arbor, MI
Editor (Nov 2006)
567 comments posted

  5 years ago   (12/29/09 2:55 pm)   
Hey Spiggz,

Rookie coaches are listed as "1," which means that they're making their first trip to the dance. Hope that clears that issue up.

On the particular chart, you're right. I double checked and I've got three errors on there. Appearances for >1/0 should be 682 and the PASE should be - .007. Appearances ... more »


New York, NY
Member (Feb 2007)
12 comments posted

  5 years ago   (12/29/09 1:40 pm)   
Unless I am misreading something, it seems that your chart shows that coaches who
1) have been to the dance LESS than 5 times and
2) have not made the Elite 8
are slight overachievers. If you subtract the ">5" line from the ">1" line, you end up with a positive "+/- W" value.

Am ... more »

Pete Tiernan
Ann Arbor, MI
Editor (Nov 2006)
567 comments posted

  5 years ago   (11/29/09 2:59 pm)   
The Law of the Snakebitten Coach might have helped you last year:

Why do I never listen to my own advice? I few weeks before Selection Sunday last year, I stumbled across a pattern with veteran coaches that had seen to the dance more than five times without ever reaching the Final Four. As it turns out, not only are these types of coaches ... more »

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