Palmer helping NBL players push for progress

| Apr 26, 2014

Palmer helping NBL players push for progress

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Returning to the city where his pro basketball career was launched in 1990, Walter Palmer maintains deep convictions that a players union is a vital element for any league craving for legitimacy. Furthermore, his staunch support of sports unions brought him to Tokyo in ...

Major coaching changes defined 2013

| Dec 21, 2013

Major coaching changes defined 2013

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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 ...

| Dec 7, 2013

Akita making run for title

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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

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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.