buy my book!Praise for Betaball:

“A smart, breezy read.” – The Wall Street Journal

“A deeply reported look at seven dramatic years of the Warriors’ team history, zeroing in on vivid characters and suspense-filled moments to deliver a gripping narrative. … A compelling and important case study of how startup-style thinking can be applied outside the tech industry.” — Wired, named one of 2017’s top tech books

“A book for fans of all sports and science, business and analytics, Silicon Valley and Wall Street, front offices and locker rooms, money and winning. And it’s a helluva lot of fun. Buckle up for the sports book of the year.” — Don Van Natta Jr., ESPN investigative reporter, New York Times bestselling author, Pulitzer Prize-winner

Betaball chronicles the best NBA story of the last 20 years thoroughly, but with humor, grace and detail. The Warriors deserved a great book written about them. Now they have one.” — Will Leitch, author of Are We Winning? and God Save The Fan, founder of Deadspin

“Impressively researched and skillfully crafted, Betaball will open your eyes to all that it takes to build a winning culture.” — George Dohrmann, senior editor at The Athletic and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Play Their Hearts Out

Betaball delivers rich detail on every transaction, every jumper, every seminal moment that made the Warriors into champions.” — Jonah Keri, New York Times bestselling author of The Extra 2%

“Malinowski describes the on-court action with humorous flair while also capturing the sophistication required to properly run a professional sports team.” — Publishers Weekly

“As lively, thorough, and engaging as the team it chronicles.” — Nathaniel Friedman, cofounder of FreeDarko and co-author of the The Undisputed Guide to Pro Basketball History and The Macrophenomenal Pro Basketball Almanac

“Instructive reading for every coach and every player in every sport — and fun, too.” — Kirkus Reviews

“The improbable story of how the Golden State Warriors transformed themselves from NBA afterthoughts into kingpins is basketball’s most compelling story of the last decade. In Betaball, Erik Malinowski displays a keen eye for the important moments where sport and technology have merged in Silicon Valley to create basketball nirvana. Malinowski deftly describes this metamorphosis intimately, painting rounded portraits of all the key characters in penning a must-read narrative for any serious basketball fan.” — Jonathan Abrams, senior writer at Bleacher Report and New York Times bestselling author of Boys Among Men

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