"At the risk of succumbing to hyperbole, Basketball on Paper is a revolutionary strike for statistical analysis of the game of basketball. . . . There has never been a basketball book quite like [it]."
"The must-read hoops numbers book."
Eric Neel, ESPN.com
"Statistics guru Dean Oliver . . . is to the NBA what Bill James is to baseball."
Paul Forrester, SportsIllustrated.com
"Excellent writing. There are a lot of math guys who just rush from the numbers to the conclusion. . . . Dean is more that that; he's really struggling to understand the actual problem, rather than the statistical after-image of it. I learn a lot by reading him."
Bill James, author of Baseball Abstract
"Oliver's book provides an insightful framework for basketball. . . . This book is a unique and surprisingly practical addition to a coach's library."
Dean Smith, former UNC coach
"A revolutionary strike for statistical analysis of the game of basketball."