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Cavaliers hire Blatt as head coach

Jun 21, 2014

Cavaliers hire Blatt as head coach

David Blatt went overseas to chase his basketball dreams. He’s coming back to fulfill them. One of Europe’s top coaches, Blatt was hired Friday by the Cleveland Cavaliers, who ended a sweeping, 39-day search with an out-of-the-box selection they hope changes their fortunes. American-born, ...

Jun 19, 2014

Wisman returns to Tochigi Brex

Thomas Wisman, a former Japan national team men’s coach, was named Link Tochigi Brex’s head coach for the 2014-15 season, the NBL club announced on Thursday. The 65-year-old American guided the Brex to a JBL championship during the 2008-09 season. He also coached the ...

Jun 19, 2014

Championship parade honors Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs celebrated their fifth title in franchise history by climbing onto barges that floated down the river walk followed by a triumphant rally at the Alamodome. The NBA champions were greeted by about 100,000 people on the river walk parade and ...

LeBron not thinking of future yet

Jun 18, 2014

LeBron not thinking of future yet

LeBron James is leaving. For a family vacation, that is. The Miami Heat star said that’s his first order of business, and during the time away from basketball he’ll start the process of moving past this season and looking toward the future. “I just ...

Spurs beat Heat in Game 5 to claim NBA title

Jun 16, 2014

Spurs beat Heat in Game 5 to claim NBA title

From their low moment in the NBA Finals, back to the top of the league. The San Antonio Spurs turned the rematch with the Miami Heat into no match at all. The Spurs finished off a dominant run to their fifth NBA championship Sunday ...

Star guard Oga lashes out at JBA

Jun 14, 2014

Star guard Oga lashes out at JBA

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Japan women’s national team star Yuko Oga angrily pointed at a banner that hung on the wall at a practice gym while she had a conversation with reporters. The banner reads: “Go For Olympics.” That’s easier said than done. Oga thinks that the Japan ...

Jun 14, 2014

Yao not interested in buying Clippers

Yao Ming on Saturday denied a report that he was lining up investors to bid for the Los Angeles Clippers if embattled owner Donald Sterling has to sell. “I can’t confirm it because it is completely a rumor,” Yao told reporters when asked about ...

Spurs pound Heat again

Jun 13, 2014

Spurs pound Heat again

Here they are again, back on the brink of a championship. It slipped away from the San Antonio Spurs last year, but it would take something special — historic, actually — to stop them now. The Miami Heat would have to make the biggest ...

Wakayama can't afford Pavlicevic

Jun 12, 2014

Wakayama can't afford Pavlicevic

by Ed Odeven and Kaz Nagatsuka

After an ultra-successful start in the National Basketball League, the cash-strapped Wakayama Trians are implementing big budget cuts for the upcoming season. Major changes within the organization, which is coming off a 41-13 regular season in which it won the NBL’s Western Conference crown ...