NBA Coaches Do Not Understand Statistics

March 25th, 2012

This season, former-Laker-now-Maverick Lamar Odom has been having a miserable season. He can’t score for crap. His coach, Rick Carlisle had this to say:

“His minutes are valuable,” Carlisle said before Saturday’s game. “We’re (0-6) without him. Regardless of what you read into statistically, there’s a correlation there to our success. We’ve got a relatively short period of time here, but I think the thing that’s important to identify (is) it’s not about Lamar. It’s not about any individual guy or any of that kind of stuff. It’s about winning games.”

He should just try not to use the word correlation.