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Deseret Morning News, May 30, 2013, Thursday

Deseret Morning News

May 30, 2013, Thursday

Deseret Morning News (full article)

Notable former NBA players who became coaches

According to a study done by researchers at Cornell University and the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom, former basketball players who had long careers, or were selected as All-Stars, had statistically higher winning percentages as head coaches.

"Having a former All-Star player as your coach is worth about six extra places in the NBA rankings in team winning percentage," said Larry Kahn, a professor of labor economics and collective bargaining at Cornell’s ILR School. "We were surprised at the strength of the statistical evidence."