Kohama's legacy certain to live on

| Feb 11, 2017

Kohama's legacy certain to live on

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Mototaka Kohama leaves behind a trail of memories with those who knew him well or casually crossed paths with him during his decades-long involvement in basketball. After the Godfather of Japanese basketball’s death on Jan. 12 at age 84 after a battle with cancer, ...

Barnett recalls legends Russell, Wilt, Barry

| Feb 4, 2017

Barnett recalls legends Russell, Wilt, Barry

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Second in a two-part series Watching the sustained excellence of the Golden State Warriors in his job as the team’s longtime TV analyst, Jim Barnett exudes passion when describing the brilliance of the team’s style of play. Fueled by the “Splash Brothers,” stars Stephen ...

Barnett enjoys TV work for Warriors

| Jan 28, 2017

Barnett enjoys TV work for Warriors

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First in a two-part series Jim Barnett will be the first to tell you that he’s “seen it all” during his long association with the NBA, first as a player for seven franchises (1966-77) and since the 1985-86 campaign as a popular color commentator ...

B. League needs more marquee players

| Nov 12, 2016

B. League needs more marquee players

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The B. League is doing a commendable job marketing and promoting itself in its inaugural season. Social media feeds and magazine reports are ever-present aspects of the publicity machine in the early stages of the 2016-17 campaign. What’s more, TV highlights and game coverage ...

Armstrong extends career in Japan

| Oct 8, 2016

Armstrong extends career in Japan

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The Chiba Jets’ home gymnasium is far from the ultra-bright lights and mammoth-size arenas that dot the NBA landscape. But, in its first season, the new B. League offers rookies and seasoned veterans the same opportunity: a chance to play the game and earn ...

Kohama-Casey friendship endures

| Aug 27, 2016

Kohama-Casey friendship endures

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A few days before the Rio Olympics kicked off, Mototaka Kohama, the godfather of Japanese basketball, reunited with one of his closest friends. Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey made a long-awaited visit to Japan to see Kohama. The two men hadn’t seen each ...

Memories all that remain of bj-league

| Jul 2, 2016

Memories all that remain of bj-league

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First in a two-part series Six weeks after the bj-league’s final game, it’s now a good time to dust the cobwebs off the memory bank . . . Hoop Scoop chronicled the highlights and lowlights of the final 10 seasons of the bj-league’s wild ...