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Apr 4, 2015

Texas names Smart coach

Shaka Smart finally received an offer he couldn’t resist. Smart was introduced as the new basketball coach at Texas on Friday, leaving Virginia Commonwealth for the Longhorns after turning down several suitors, including UCLA, since taking VCU to the NCAA Final Four in 2011. ...

Apr 3, 2015

Ryukyu whips West rival Fukuoka

by Ed Odeven

Kibwe Trim notched a double-double and five teammates scored in double figures as the Ryukyu Golden Kings steamrolled the host Rizing Fukuoka 108-79 in their bj-league series opener on Friday. Reigning champion Ryukyu (38-9 overall, 18-5 on the road) led 60-45 at halftime, then ...

Warriors win 11th straight on last-second shot by Barnes

Apr 3, 2015

Warriors win 11th straight on last-second shot by Barnes

Harrison Barnes made two huge defensive mistakes in the final minute. He redeemed himself and the Golden State Warriors with one big shot. That’s just how things have gone for Golden State this season. Barnes hit a running shot in the lane with less ...

Apr 3, 2015

Takahashi named Kyoto assistant

Tetsuya Takahashi has joined Kyoto Hannaryz bench boss Honoo Hamaguchi’s staff as an assistant coach, the bj-league team announced on Friday. Takahashi, who turns 30 on Aug. 1, served as the Osaka Kyoiku University men’s basketball head coach from April 2008 to last month. ...

Apr 2, 2015

Hiroshima Lightning approved as 2015-16 expansion team

by Ed Odeven

The Hiroshima Lightning will replace the Astrais Nagasaki as a new team entering the bj-league for the 2015-16 campaign, it was announced on Wednesday. Last week, Nagasaki Sports Town Management Co. Ltd.’s application to withdraw its entry for the upcoming season was approved by ...

Harden drops 51 on Kings

Apr 2, 2015

Harden drops 51 on Kings

James Harden continues to strengthen his case for the MVP award, and is forging a place as one of the best players in Houston Rockets history in the process. He had a career-high 51 points, and the Rockets squandered a huge early lead but ...

Playoff race gathering momentum

| Apr 2, 2015

Playoff race gathering momentum

by Ed Odeven

It’s been an up-and-down season for the Yokohama B-Corsairs. Second-year head coach Michael Katsuhisa’s squad endured the 14-game absence of big man Wayne Marshall from November through mid-January and the adjustment of adding key newcomers, including Dzaflo Larkai, Carl Hall and Warren Niles. The ...

Mullin embraces 'obligation' to coach at St. John's

Apr 2, 2015

Mullin embraces 'obligation' to coach at St. John's

Chris Mullin’s old coach reached way back into history to describe the buzz from St. John’s hiring its all-time leading scorer. “I’m not going to say that Mull got a lot of ink,” Lou Carnesecca crowed from the podium in the arena bearing his ...

Warriors rally past Clippers

Apr 1, 2015

Warriors rally past Clippers

Stephen Curry snaked through the paint, came out near his bench, dribbled behind his back and faked Chris Paul to the floor on a jumper from the left corner, drawing oohs from the crowd. That was just the first of several moves the Golden ...