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Will the Olympic Women's Basketball Team Suffer for Replacing Candace Parker?

By David Berri on August 05, 2016

in Athletics

The U.S. Men's Olympic basketball committee had a difficult time constructing a team in 2016.  A collection of NBA stars – including LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook, and Chris Paul -- all decided to not spend part of their summer in Rio.  As a result, only two players – Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant – are returning from the 2012 team that won the gold medal in London.

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Jazz Lottery Picks Not Producing

By David Berri on November 16, 2015

in Faculty, School of Business

The Jazz began playing basketball in New Orleans in 1974. For much of the early history of this team, success was hard to find. The team did not finish with a winning record until the 1984-85 season, or five years after the team moved to Utah. And the Jazz didn't win more than 50 games in a season until its 15th year in 1988-89.

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