Kanazawa signs veteran Yonamine

| Jun 25, 2015

Kanazawa signs veteran Yonamine

The expansion Kanazawa Samuraiz made cerebral backcourt leader Tsubasa Yonamine their first veteran acquisition, reuniting him with his former Oita HeatDevils backcourt mate Yukinori Suzuki, the team’s new coach. Yonamine, 32, spent the past two seasons with the Iwate Big Bulls. He brings a ...

Geoffrey Katsuhisa set to take reins in Iwate

Jun 23, 2015

Geoffrey Katsuhisa set to take reins in Iwate

Geoffrey Katsuhisa will be named the new head coach of the Iwate Big Bulls, The Japan Times has learned. An announcement is imminent, basketball sources said on Tuesday. The 34-year-old Katsuhisa has served as an assistant coach for the Chiba Jets since their inception ...

Grouses bringing Nash back for fourth season

Jun 23, 2015

Grouses bringing Nash back for fourth season

Veteran bench boss Bob Nash, who has led the Toyama Grouses to sustained success since 2012, is returning to lead the bj-league club for the 2015-16 campaign. The Grouses made the announcement on Monday, confirming the expected news. As the bj-league enters its 11th ...

Carr starred at Tokyo Games

| Jun 13, 2015

Carr starred at Tokyo Games

Henry Carr didn’t have the longevity of Olympic track legends like hurdler Edwin Moses or sprinter/long jumper Carl Lewis. But to those who witnessed and remembered what he accomplished at the Tokyo Olympics in October 1964, his greatness as a runner left an indelible ...

Jun 12, 2015

Gushiken awaits International Boxing Hall of Fame induction

Okinawan native Yoko Gushiken, the WBA light flyweight champion from 1976-81, is among the luminaries scheduled for enshrinement on Sunday at the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York. Other inductees for the 2015 Hall of Class are boxers Ray “Boom Boom” ...

Kanazawa hires Suzuki

Jun 12, 2015

Kanazawa hires Suzuki

Yukinori Suzuki, who guided the Oita HeatDevils for the past four seasons, was named the first head coach in Kanazawa Samuraiz history on Thursday. The expansion team will make its bj-league debut for the 2015-16 season, the circuit’s final scheduled season before the launch ...

Osaka goes with proven winner in Oketani

| Jun 11, 2015

Osaka goes with proven winner in Oketani

As expected, the Osaka Evessa have hired Dai Oketani as their next head coach, teaming him up with advisory coach Bill Cartwright, who doubles as the Mexican national team bench boss, to take the team to the next level. The Evessa, the first dynasty ...

Jun 9, 2015

Munakata replaces Kawai on Shinshu bench

Six days after his tenure with the Amori Wat’s ended, Koju Munakata became the Shinshu Brave Warriors’ new head coach. The bj-league’s Eastern Conference team announced the hire on Monday. The 48-year-old Munakata led the Aomori Wat’s for the past two seasons, which were ...