This is a fan blog for Mike D’Antoni and Milos Teodosic. Or at least it’ll appear that way with the number of references and YouTube highlight videos that’ll appear throughout newsletter.
But in all seriousness, you watch a player like Teodosic do those things and it feeds into a whole laundry list of questions: How did Milos become a Serbian passing wizard? What value does that level of playmaking really bring to the table? Would teams win more games if they identified, developed and prioritized elite passing?
This is the line of questioning this newsletter aims to tackle. It’ll ask them, futility attempt to answer them and hopefully shed a little more light on areas that fall outside of the general scope of most basketball conversations. So if you want one-sentence answers when asking “why”, this newsletter might not be for you. But if you want to explore how basketball is a complicated, interconnected sport with so many dynamics at play it’s hard to have much certainty about why things do or don’t work, then sign up!