Dean Oliver’s Four Factors or is it Eight Factors? by Justin Jacobs

As a former student of Dean, I value his finding a lot. Here is a new take on his work and a bit more to add to it.


In 2004, Dean Oliver expanded upon his “Four Factors” philosophy from his 2002 book, Basketball on Paper, in an attempt to identify how four important strategies relate to success in basketball. These strategies are nothing new, as these were drilled into my head from coaches dating back to the early 90’s. The novelty of understanding […]

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