Over the past couple of seasons you may have seen some of my Tweets with information and stats for each officiating crew assigned to that night's Jazz game. I have been asked multiple times over the years "what's your fascination with the referees?"
There are so many advanced stats and different ways for teams, fans and the media to evaulate each game, yet I have never seen an in depth look as to how officials may have an effect on the outcome of each game. Specifically in basketball where so many calls/non-calls at the end of games can swing the result so dramatically.
All of this led to me tracking the results for every Jazz game the official works and the free throws attempted for each team. After discussions with an NBA team (non-Jazz) executive I am going to be adding a few different items this year to the recaps that I post on SLC Dunk. The new information will include how many foul calls each official made, from which position they were in (Lead, Trail or Center), and which team the call was against.
While I won't be posting the full recaps after each game (espcially during the 2nd half of the season as my work schedule drastically changes), I will be continuing my tweets every game day with the information for that night's crew.
Without further ado, here is the information from tonight's game:
Date: November 2nd, 2013
Opponent: Houston Rockets
Venue: EnergySolutions Arena (Salt Lake City, UT)
Officials: Scott Foster, Derrick Collins, Haywoode Workman
Final Score: 93 - 104 (L)
Notes on Tonight's Crew:
#1- Derrick Collins has officiated the second most games (13) since Ty Corbin took over as Utah Jazz head coach (Leon Wood - 14).
#2- Tonight will be the 11th Jazz game Scott Foster has officiated since Ty Corbin took over for Jerry Sloan. Derrick Collins has been on his crew for 5 of those 11 games.
#48 Scott Foster:
Total Fouls Called: 14
Against Home/Away: 6/8
#11 Derrick Collins:
Total Fouls Called: 13
Against Home/Away: 7/6
#66 Haywoode Workman:
Total Fouls Called: 21
Against Home/Away: 12/9
Notes on Tonight's Game:
-Derrick Collins called Richard Jefferson for a Technical Foul with 6:26 remaining in the 2nd quarter
-The Jazz did not commit their first foul of the 4th quarter until 1:55 remained in the game. Houston had committed 8 fouls up to that point.
As always you can follow me on Twitter (@bjcseven) for more NBA Referee nerdery!