New approaches of the effect of midseason coaching change on team performance in the history of the NBA

  1. José A. Martínez
Journal:
Revista Internacional de Ciencias del Deporte

ISSN: 1885-3137

Year of publication: 2017

Volume: XIII

Issue: 49

Pages: 193-210

Type: Article

More publications in: Revista Internacional de Ciencias del Deporte

Metrics

SCImago Journal Rank

  • Year 2017
  • SJR Journal Impact: 0.241
  • Best Quartile: Q3
  • Area: Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Quartile: Q3 Rank in area: 114/212
  • Area: Sports Science Quartile: Q4 Rank in area: 105/127

CIRC

  • Social Sciences: B

Scopus CiteScore

  • Year 2017
  • CiteScore of the Journal : 1.0
  • Area: Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Percentile: 40

Journal Citation Indicator (JCI)

  • Year 2017
  • Journal Citation Indicator (JCI): 0.32
  • Best Quartile: Q3
  • Area: SPORT SCIENCES Quartile: Q3 Rank in area: 81/113

Abstract

This research overcomes some of the drawbacks of the study of Martínez & Caudill (2013) regarding midseason coaching change in the National Basketball Association (NBA), adding new cases and achieving a disparate methodology. Changing a coach is an important managerial decision which does not guarantee improvement in the short term. Only about 12% of new coaches outperformed in a significantly way their predecessors. In order to maximize the probability of success, highly experienced coaches, with a long career as former professional players should be signed. In addition, change should be made before season advances, although it depends of the winning percentage of teams.