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| Jun 4, 2015

Disgraceful treatment of coaches must end

by Ed Odeven

Now, more than ever, the coaching profession is on impossibly shaky ground in the bj-league. Job security is, well, only a theory. Already this offseason, 12 head coaches from the 22 teams who competed in the 2014-15 season have parted ways with their clubs. ...

LeBron a favorite in Vegas even if Cavs are not

Jun 4, 2015

LeBron a favorite in Vegas even if Cavs are not

LeBron James will do more than just make a lot of people in Cleveland happy if he can find a way to lead the Cavaliers over Golden State in the NBA Finals. He’ll also make a lot of people a pretty good return on ...

Bulls introduce Hoiberg as new coach

Jun 3, 2015

Bulls introduce Hoiberg as new coach

Fred Hoiberg looked at Chicago and saw a deep and talented roster with a chance to contend for a championship — an opportunity that was too good to pass up. The long-rumored pairing of Hoiberg and the Chicago Bulls became official on Tuesday when ...

Warriors mull ways to stop LeBron

Jun 3, 2015

Warriors mull ways to stop LeBron

LeBron James believes there is nobody in the world who can stop him. He is too strong, too fast, too skilled. For the Golden State Warriors to win the NBA title, they will need to get past James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the ...

| Jun 2, 2015

Nakamura takes reins in Niigata

by Ed Odeven

Kazuo Nakamura on Tuesday was named the Niigata Albirex BB’s new head coach. He last coached a bj-league team for the 2013-14 season, when his Akita Northern Happinets went 40-12 and earned a championship runnerup finish. Nakamura ran the show in Akita for three ...

Thompson practicing again after concussion

Jun 2, 2015

Thompson practicing again after concussion

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson is one step away from being cleared to play in the NBA Finals. Thompson returned to practice Monday, a major step in the All-Star shooting guard’s recovery. Thompson said he feels great and is just waiting on final ...

Injured Love expects to be back in Cleveland next season

Jun 1, 2015

Injured Love expects to be back in Cleveland next season

The pain in Kevin Love’s surgically repaired left shoulder has become manageable. Now the Cleveland forward is dealing with a different ache — the sting of sitting and watching the NBA Finals. Knocked out of his first postseason in the opening round by injury, ...

Pelicans hire Gentry as next coach

May 31, 2015

Pelicans hire Gentry as next coach

The New Orleans Pelicans have decided that 60-year-old NBA coaching veteran Alvin Gentry is the best candidate to mold a young roster featuring 22-year-old budding superstar Anthony Davis. Gentry, who is currently a top Golden State Warriors assistant, has been hired as New Orleans’ ...

Aisin beats Toyota, wraps up NBL title

May 30, 2015

Aisin beats Toyota, wraps up NBL title

by Kaz Nagatsuka

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 ...