Jul 22, 2016

George Washington launches probe of hoop coach

Just months after then-sophomore Yuta Watanabe, a rising star, and the George Washington men’s basketball team captured the National Invitation Tournament title in New York, Colonials players have made allegations of abuse by coach Mike Lonergan, as reported Thursday by The Washington Post. The ...

Toyama inks point producer Okada

| Jul 21, 2016

Toyama inks point producer Okada

The Toyama Grouses have boosted their roster with the addition of shooting guard Yu Okada as they prepare for their first season as a B. League first-division squad. Toyama made the announcement on its website on Wednesday. The Grouses earned a championship runner-up finish ...

Fate of stats from former leagues uncertain

| Jul 14, 2016

Fate of stats from former leagues uncertain

Should statistical records from the bj-league, the JBL and its successor (NBL), the JBL2 and its successor (NBDL) be kept handy and recited frequently for the B. League? Or should the accomplishments of players and teams in Japan’s men’s basketball circuits be stored away ...

Jul 9, 2016

Ex-Fukushima stars Jones, Nash make Las Vegas Summer League debuts

Two former Fukushima Firebonds standouts made their 2016 NBA Las Vegas Summer League debuts on Friday night. Guard Verdell Jones III, who played college ball at Indiana University, had a team-best 12 points with three rebounds, three assists and a block for the NBA ...

Kawachi takes role with new league

| Jul 7, 2016

Kawachi takes role with new league

For 11 seasons, Toshimitsu Kawachi was the face of the bj-league. As the only commissioner in league history, he was the front man for the league’s growth from six teams in the 2005-06 season to 24 clubs this past season as well as its ...

Memories all that remain of bj-league

| Jul 2, 2016

Memories all that remain of bj-league

First in a two-part series Six weeks after the bj-league’s final game, it’s now a good time to dust the cobwebs off the memory bank . . . Hoop Scoop chronicled the highlights and lowlights of the final 10 seasons of the bj-league’s wild ...

Pierce to work for Heat during Summer League

| Jun 30, 2016

Pierce to work for Heat during Summer League

For Japan hoop followers, the Miami Heat will have a familiar face helping out during the upcoming Las Vegas Summer League. Bob Pierce has been added to the Heat’s Summer League coaching staff as an assistant. It’s another stop during his nomadic coaching career, ...