San Antonio Spurs

San Antonio Spurs is a NBA franchise that cannot be explained without mentioning his President and Head Coach Gregg Popovich. Since they picked Victor Wembanyama as #1 draft and they just extended Popovich for other 5 years, I think is a good moment to start reviewing how things evolve in this city of Texas. 2023 … Read more

Miami Heat

2022 – 23 Season This is my view of the Miami Heat, they are a strong franchise with a strong culture and committed owners and direction. In 2019-20 they reached the finals, last season the reached conference finals. For this 2022 – 2023 season they are a contender: Since Pat Riley arrived to the franchise … Read more

NBA League Pass evolution

Background and goal The NBA have been building capabilities as organization since its inception. The visualization of the game on TV is one of the biggest sources of revenue to the league, till such point that the salary cap of the teams depends on the main TV contract. League Pass is a streaming service that … Read more

Los Angeles Lakers 2022-23

The Lakers are one of the franchises recognized around the world. Since in the 80s they popularized the “showtime” they are considered a contender by their supporters almost every single year of the league. The reality is quite different in my honest opinion and this season is a good example. Let’s review the map of … Read more

NBA Launchpad

The NBA launched “Launchpad“, a R&D environment for learning and innovate. Right now is focused on a contest for Tech companies that want to compete and be part of NBA. With the purpose of exploring what is going on and innovate on the NBA ecosystem, this contest serves as vehicle for both purposes. Companies participating … Read more

Boston Celtics 2022-23

This is the initial value chain diagram I have built for Boston Celtics. After reaching the finals last season, the expectations for this season is to reach the finals again. They are definitely contenders. For this season they have added: Malcom Brogdom (reduce loses, one of the major issues last season) Danilo Gallinari (veteran). The … Read more

The Victory Machine

This book is good, not great, but good. It started being impressive with the story about the origins of the dynasty and with a fluent narrative that keep you engaged in the book. Then you start with the chapter “Kevin and me” and the book changes completely. It’s like a different author driving the phrases. … Read more

NBA players

When we are thinking about the NBA players, we immediately see the man on the stage driving, shooting, guarding and talking to the media. The point is that a NBA player is more than that: they are a company, a brand, and all that needs to be carried on. Basic elements of a player There … Read more

The Peter principle on basketball players

The Peter Principle The Peter principle states that a person who is competent at their job will earn a promotion to a position that requires different skills or different level of performance. If the promoted person lacks the skills required for the new role, they will be incompetent at the new level, and will not … Read more

NBA maps

This post collects the different posts about the qualitative analysis I’m doing about the NBA franchises. Today there are so much quantitative data about so many aspects of the game, but there is few information about other aspects of the game that are part of the day to day of a NBA team and that … Read more