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John Hollinger

Born: May 17, 1971

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

John Hollinger

Date of Birth : May 17, 1971

John Hollinger is the Vice President of Basketball Operations for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association. Prior to December 2012, he was an analyst and writer for ESPN, primarily covering the NBA. Hollinger grew up in Mahwah, New Jersey, and is a 1993 graduate of the University of Virginia. Hollinger developed the website Alleyoop in 1996, initially as a hobby and sounding board for his musings on the game. Touting the site as "The Basketball Page for Thinking Fans," Hollinger followed in the footsteps of noted analysts Dean Oliver and Bob Bellotti in a quest for the ultimate basketball statistic. During Alleyoop 's early years, Hollinger experimented with offensive and defensive ratings in much the same way as Oliver, as a means of quantifying a player's overall contribution to his team. While the methods were hardly groundbreaking, Hollinger's writing style and incisive commentary caught the eye of such industry luminaries as Web Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal. Hollinger spent the next three years as the sports editor at, developing an intimate understanding of the inner workings of the NBA, both as a game and a business.


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