Time for 2013 resolutions for bj-league

| Dec 30, 2012

Time for 2013 resolutions for bj-league

by Ed Odeven

It’s time to look ahead to 2013 as each of the bj-league’s 21 teams search for ways to improve. So here’s one columnist’s suggested New Year’s resolutions for all teams. The Ryukyu Golden Kings, league champions in 2011-12, are off to a brilliant start ...

Panasonic helped bring foreign players to Japan

| Sep 30, 2012

Panasonic helped bring foreign players to Japan

by Ed Odeven

Just as the Japan Basketball League is preparing to re-brand itself as the National Basketball League (NBL) for 2013-14, it is also coping with the planned loss of one of Japan’s most successful basketball clubs, the Panasonic Trians. Panasonic Corp.’s financial woes — losses ...

| Aug 9, 2012

Time to expand hoop tourney to 24 nations

by Ed Odeven

Yao Ming’s success in the NBA, short-lived but significant, sparked widespread interest in basketball in China. Furthermore, India has placed a growing emphasis on growing the sport at all levels. In summary, that’s about one-third of the earth’s potential number of athletes that may ...