I don’t have a lot of time tonight but I thought I’d throw together a quick links post. There are a few more non-Michigan links than normal but there are some interesting reads. I’m working on finishing up the big recruiting update and that should be ready tomorrow.
- Court Vision with C.J. Lee: The Change, The Unknowing Future, The Pride
The final CJ Lee blog — this is absolutely a must read. I can’t say enough about the heart of this senior class and I’m definitely going to miss them.
- Beilein to be on CBS Thursday and Friday
A little face time for the head man
- PER on Trial
This is NBA related but TrueHoop takes a look at PER and whether it is possible to come up with one number to quantify an NBA player.
- PER Diem: March 25, 2009
The article that triggered Henry’s post — Hollinger has added Value Added and Estimated Wins statistics to his model. KJ played around with a similar idea with college hoops earlier this season.
- Probe: UConn violated NCAA rules
Is this really that surprising?
- Two special siblings, one extraordinary bond
A great read about Kalamazoo Central wing-forward Devin Oliver and his family.
- Postseason Evaluations: Landon Milbourne
A couple paragraphs down the author talks about how Milbourne learned how to guard bigger players by watching Sims. This is something we didn’t talk about that much this year, Peedi did a tremendous job defensively at the five despite being only 6-foot-7 and he also stayed out of foul trouble.
- Bacon, Arnold talk AA News changes (audio)
I haven’t touched on the Ann Arbor News closing but MVictors has a couple good podcasts. The thing I’m going to miss the most is the local prep sports coverage. I also hope that the people putting together AnnArborNews.com have a lot better clue about setting up a website than the MLive folks.
- Knicks sign Courtney Sims to 10-day contract
Yet another King Court signing
- The Puppetmaster
Warning: Only read this if you want to feel sick. I’m tired of people feeling sorry for Blake Griffin.
- How (and Why) Athletes Go Broke
Relatives are not the only ones foolishly trusted with athletes’ money. One up-and-coming guard in the NBA allows his entire fortune to be managed by his former AAU coach, who has the player’s power of attorney. In a meeting with Butowsky in December, the guard’s dad admitted that he has no idea who the son’s accountant is and said he wanted a financial “intervention.”
- 3.19.09 NCAA Basketball Tournament – Michigan vs Clemson HD mp4
- Bracket Breakdown: The Super 16
Other teams are still playing basketball. Pomeroy runs through some log5 predictions and notes on the Sweet 16.