Oct 4, 2015

Hannaryz deny Samuraiz

The Kanazawa Samuraiz fell short of victory in their regular-season debut in the bj-league, falling 68-64 to the visiting Kyoto Hannaryz on Saturday night. Kyoto, which set a league record for wins (44) last season, built a 38-22 halftime advantage, and the Samuraiz chipped ...

'Munich 72 and Beyond' chronicles aftermath

| Sep 26, 2015

'Munich 72 and Beyond' chronicles aftermath

Forty-three years ago this month, the Munich Massacre shocked the world. It was “the very first time that a terror attack was reported and broadcast, in real time, across the globe,” Time.com reported in an August 2013 retrospective. During the 1972 Munich Summer Olympics, ...

Well-traveled Cousin joins Brave Warriors

| Sep 17, 2015

Well-traveled Cousin joins Brave Warriors

Well-traveled big man Marcus Cousin, who patrolled the middle for the Kyoto Hannaryz during the 2012-13 campaign, has finalized a deal to play for the Shinshu Brave Warriors this season, according to published reports on Wednesday. The 211-cm Cousin helped the Hannaryz reach the ...

Dream Games provide taste of sport's future in Japan

Sep 15, 2015

Dream Games provide taste of sport's future in Japan

It’s been obvious for many years that Japan’s basketball leaders needed to take bigger, bolder steps to promote the game across the archipelago. After all, marquee events and ambitious, big-scale marketing are essential to broaden interest in the sport, propelling it from a niche ...

NBL squads sweep Dream Games

Sep 13, 2015

NBL squads sweep Dream Games

Sunday’s Dream Games presented a glimpse of the entertainment and talent that will be in the spotlight in the fall of 2016, when the Japan Professional Basketball League makes its debut. The two-game preseason doubleheader brought hoop fans to Ota City General Gymnasium just ...

Broncos, family pay tribute to Uhle

| Sep 12, 2015

Broncos, family pay tribute to Uhle

Since the bj-league’s inception in 2005, the Saitama Broncos have never been a model franchise. As the league has rapidly grown from six teams for its inaugural season to its present 24-squad setup, Saitama, one of the league’s two charter clubs, has been negatively ...

Sep 11, 2015

Kanazawa Samuraiz continue to build foundation for inaugural season

As they gear up for their first season, which tips off next month, the Kanazawa Samuraiz have been busy assembling their roster. Days after signing versatile frontcourt star Marshall Brown, Kanazawa completed its acquisition of power forward Lenny Daniel, the team announced on Friday. ...