Performance Index Rating
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Performance Index Rating (PIR) is a basketball statistical formula that is used by the Euroleague Basketball Company's first and second tier competitions, the Euroleague and the Eurocup, as well as various European national domestic leagues. It is also variously referred to as Performance Index Ranking, Rating, Ranking, Evaluation, Valuation, and Efficiency. It is similar to, but not exactly the same as, the NBA's Efficiency (EFF) stat.
Performance Index Rating was created in 1991, by the Spanish ACB League, which started using it to determine the league's MVP of the Week and regular season MVP awards. In 2004, the ACB League changed the criteria by which it chooses the regular season MVP award, but it continues to use PIR to determine the MVP of each week of the season.
The PIR stat was at one time used to determine the MVPs of separate stages of the Euroleague season. Like the weekly MVP, the regular season MVP, and the top 16 MVP. However, this changed when the Euroleague MVP award became based on a voting process, starting with the 2004-05 season. Performance Index Rating is still used to determine the Euroleague MVP of the Week and the second-tier Eurocup MVP of the Week awards.
The stat's formula is:
(Points + Rebounds + Assists + Steals + Blocks + Fouls Drawn) - (Missed Field Goals + Missed Free Throws + Turnovers + Shots Rejected + Fouls Committed).