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ANALYSIS AND COMPARISON OF COMPETITIVE BALANCE IN THE SPANISH ACB BASKETBALL LEAGUE: A PRELIMINARY STUDY

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Author(s): Rau00FAl Martu00EDnez-Santos | Mario Enjuanes | Ernesto de la Cruz | Josu00E9 Pino | David Crespo

Journal: Revista de PsicologĂ­a del Deporte
ISSN 1132-239X

Volume: 18;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 397;
Date: 2009;
Original page

ABSTRACT
Regardless its relevance in sports economics, competitive balance has not been studied neither in Spanish nor in European professional basketball. In this preliminary study we measured the competitive balance in the Spanish ACB League from seasons 1983/1984 to 2003/2004 using the well-known winning percentage standard deviation index. Results showed great difference between seasons and a general low competitive balance index. In addition, tournament designing did not seem to affect the competitive balance in ACB.
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