Johnson rips Shiga management after release

| Nov 19, 2015

Johnson rips Shiga management after release

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After being shown the door following just 12 games with the Shiga Lakestars, 2014-15 regular-season MVP Kejuan Johnson reflected on the team’s decision. Johnson insisted that he’s been made “the scapegoat” for the Lakestars’ inconsistent play. Coming off their first Final Four appearance since ...

Nakamura working old magic with Niigata

| Nov 6, 2015

Nakamura working old magic with Niigata

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It shouldn’t be a big shock that the Niigata Albirex BB have made a sizzling start under fiery bench boss Kazuo Nakamura, whose alleged retirement lasted one season. Nakamura, who turns 75 next month, has transformed the East-leading Albirex (9-1) into the league’s highest-scoring ...

Vets help get Sendai off to quick start

| Oct 22, 2015

Vets help get Sendai off to quick start

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The Sendai 89ers have relied on the stellar contributions of several players en route to six straight wins to open the new season. Credit longtime point guard Takehiko Shimura and irreplaceable forward Wendell White along with several newcomers for setting the tone. Third-year bench ...

Elite teams await weekend showcase

| Sep 10, 2015

Elite teams await weekend showcase

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Sunday’s four-game showcase featuring a quartet of accomplished NBL and bj-league teams has a fancy title: the Dream Games. For the coaches, though, the day’s on-court action is still all about evaluating their players and making preparations for the regular season. The NBL’s Toyota ...