Simple Solutions for Regulating For-Profit and Non-Profit Higher Education

Until recently the Republican presidential primary has been largely devoid of arguments about higher education.  Occasionally it’s been a topic, but the discussion has largely centered on taxes, immigration, and foreign policy.  So, it’s refreshing to see that the candidates have turned their attention to regulating higher education.  Unfortunately, the debate has largely focused on…

March NBA Power Rankings

Somebody should do a totally serious TV mini-series featuring grouchy old-school players complaining about how easy players have it today. Really, it would be high comedy to watch Oscar Robertson complain about how Stephen Curry can’t actually shoot and watch other old-school players moan about how LeBron couldn’t have averaged twenty ppg thirty years ago.…

NBA Trade Grades

Goodbye NBA trade season, it was moderately fun while you lasted. As per usual some teams made some shrewd moves, some made trades that left fans completely befuddled, and most stood pat. So, let’s look back on some of these deals and evaluate the six most important ones. If there is one motif in these NBA…

February NBA Power Rankings

It’s getting closer to the All-Star Break, which means we have a large enough sample size to start making biased cases for who should win various NBA awards. So, without further ado I present the first annual “Chris Linnan’s Imaginary Mid-season NBA MVP, ROY, and COY Ballot.” MVP 1) Stephen Curry- Let’s not try to…

3 Thoughts on David Blatt’s Firing

A few weeks ago I wrote about how LeBron had become a quasi-player/coach/GM and yesterday we saw some of his power as his “coach,” David Blatt was fired. Now that Tyronn Lue has a new three-year contract, the Cavaliers are paying two former head coaches, Blatt and Mike Brown, to not coach in addition to…