Gunma's Ely reflects on NBA odyssey

| Apr 18, 2015

Gunma's Ely reflects on NBA odyssey

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Far from the bright lights and frenzied crowds at state-of-the-art NBA arenas, Melvin Ely plies his craft with determination and dedication half a world away. The Fresno State product, the 12th overall pick in the 2002 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers, didn’t ...

Casey has fueled rise by Raptors

| Dec 12, 2014

Casey has fueled rise by Raptors

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The Toronto Raptors’ climb hasn’t been an overnight miracle. But it’s been a memorable climb under the steady leadership of head coach Dwane Casey. The Raptors are on pace for an increase in wins for the fourth consecutive season since Casey was hired to ...

| Jun 2, 2014

Happinets' Boykin reflects on season

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In his many decades in the game, Kazuo Nakamura tinkered with an up-tempo style of basketball he wanted his teams to play. And in recent years, it often involved several of his players taking quick 3-point shots as often as possible. Nakamura’s run-and-gun style ...

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 ...