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'Helicopter' Humphrey joins new ABA squad RDC Vulcans as head coach

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John “Helicopter” Humphrey, one of the now-dissolved bj-league’s original stars, has been hired to coach the American Basketball Association’s RDC Vulcans, an expansion squad. The Vulcans made the announcement on Thursday. According to published reports, two other expansion teams are also set to join the ABA: the Texas “ATX” Warriors ...

Jun 3, 2016

Niigata selects Shoji to be next head coach

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Kazuhiro Shoji, a former Niigata Albirex BB player at the start of the 21st century, takes over as the team’s new head coach as the franchise prepares for the inaugural B. League season. The Albirex made the announcement on Thursday. Shoji, 42, returns to ...

Coaching moves already underway

| Jun 2, 2016

Coaching moves already underway

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The annual coaching carousel changes the landscape of who’s in charge. With the conclusion of the bj-league’s 11th and final season on May 15, when the Ryukyu Golden Kings captured their record fourth title, a number of teams have switched — or plan to ...

McHenry revels in Golden Kings' legacy

| May 19, 2016

McHenry revels in Golden Kings' legacy

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Winning a title to close out the Ryukyu Golden Kings’ remarkable stretch of sustained excellence in the bj-league put a huge smile on Golden Kings legend Anthony McHenry’s face. Like the rest of his teammates, McHenry’s post-game mood was euphoric on Sunday, when the ...

Ryukyu's Ravenel named playoff MVP

May 15, 2016

Ryukyu's Ravenel named playoff MVP

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Ryukyu Golden Kings big man Evan Ravenel made a big impact in Sunday’s bj-league championship game against the Toyama Grouses. The Ohio State alum scored nine of his game-high 22 points in the fourth quarter and pulled down 12 rebounds. He made 10 of ...