Jets hire Pavlicevic as head coach

Jun 14, 2015

Jets hire Pavlicevic as head coach

The NBL’s Chiba Jets have hired former Japan men’s national team head coach Zeljko Pavlicevic as their new bench boss, the Eastern Conference club announced on Sunday. The 64-year-old Croatian established his name during a long coaching career in Europe. His successes include a ...

Guards Yoshida, Machida aiming high with national team

Jun 14, 2015

Guards Yoshida, Machida aiming high with national team

Looking to retain its title at August’s FIBA Asia Championship for Women, the latest Japan national basketball team plans to play with more vigor and speed, partly to make up for its lack of height on the international stage. Two point guards, Asami Yoshida ...

Tokashiki helps Storm rout Sparks in WNBA opener

Jun 7, 2015

Tokashiki helps Storm rout Sparks in WNBA opener

Ramu Tokashiki has officially begun her brand-new journey with the Storm as she made her WNBA regular-season debut in Seattle’s 86-61 season-opening win over the Los Angeles Sparks on Saturday at KeyArena. The 191-cm forward came off the bench with 4:40 left in the ...

Tokashiki earns spot with the Seattle Storm

Jun 5, 2015

Tokashiki earns spot with the Seattle Storm

Japan ace Ramu Tokashiki has made the Seattle Storm’s opening-day roster, the WNBA club announced Thursday. The 23-year-old Tokashiki, who signed with the club in April, will become the third Japanese player to ever don a WNBA jersey. Mikiko Hagiwara played for the now-defunct ...

Coach Geary leaves Jets, joins Diamond Dolphins

Jun 3, 2015

Coach Geary leaves Jets, joins Diamond Dolphins

Reggie Geary is done as head coach of the Chiba Jets, the NBL Eastern Conference club announced Wednesday. He wasn’t out of work for long. Geary is headed to Nagoya, where he will become the new bench boss for the Mitsubishi Diamond Dolphins. Geary’s ...

Japanese standout Watanabe eager to show growth for GW

Jun 2, 2015

Japanese standout Watanabe eager to show growth for GW

Japanese basketball phenom Yuta Watanabe is currently back in Japan, using the break between semesters at George Washington University to spend some cherished time with his family and friends. He’s also stayed busy working out and keeping up with media appearances. During an interview ...

Aisin beats Toyota, wraps up NBL title

May 30, 2015

Aisin beats Toyota, wraps up NBL title

Needing just one more win, the Aisin SeaHorses wasted no time to extend the best-of-five series into a decisive game. Instead, they clinched the NBL championship in front of their loyal fans, who traveled from Aichi Prefecture. The Western Conference club seized its first ...