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Recommended reading: "Quantifying Nick Holt"

Kevin Pelton, who writes for and Basketball Prospectus,  takes an interesting and informative look at the Washington defense under Nick Holt. Pelton uses some solid research to discuss some of the problems and help to determine whether this is all Holt's fault.

Now, I suppose that claim has to be clarified. If Holt means the defense is better now than in 2008, he’s right, though that’s not exactly an accomplishment given how poorly the Huskies played on both sides of the ball in 2008. If Holt is comparing this year’s defense to his first Washington team, 2009, the numbers don’t come close to backing up that assessment.