Major coaching changes defined 2013

| Dec 21, 2013

Major coaching changes defined 2013

by Ed Odeven

Taking a (recent) trip down memory lane. . . . It’s no big surprise that 2013 has been another year of big twists and turns in the bj-league, which one can never accuse of being totally predictable, especially within the coaching ranks. The year’s ...

Akita making run for title

| Dec 7, 2013

Akita making run for title

by Ed Odeven

The stars have aligned for a special basketball season in Akita. Just ask any of the Akita Northern Happinets’ die-hard fans. Coach Kazuo Nakamura’s club is 16-2 entering this weekend and the Happinets are hosting the 2013-14 bj-league All-Star Game on Jan. 26. Expect ...

Brown imparting wisdom to Japan squad

| Jun 30, 2013

Brown imparting wisdom to Japan squad

by Ed Odeven

Larry Brown, the Basketball Hall of Fame coach, has never been accused of embracing job stability. So maybe it's not surprising that his older brother, Herb, also a basketball lifer, has had a nomadic existence in the coaching business, too.