| Mar 31, 2012

Takamatsu's plight reflects poorly on league

by Ed Odeven

The Takamatsu Five Arrows are awful, so bad that they don’t even pretend to be a cheap imitation of a mediocre franchise. Entering this weekend’s games, first-year coach Kenzo Maeda’s club has dropped 15 consecutive games. The Five Arrows are 2-40, a failure rate ...

| Mar 3, 2012

Time for league to adopt 6-foul rule

by Ed Odeven

There are several sensible reasons for the bj-league to adopt the NBA’s six-personal foul disqualification rule. And by doing so, Japan’s upstart pro circuit would be increasing the number of personal fouls it permits by one. For starters, there’s been an influx of new ...

NBA owners won't give in

| Oct 19, 2011

NBA owners won't give in

by Ed Odeven

Wherever NBA games are played, there are thousands of people who depend on related opportunities to pay the bills, including those employed at the arena, nearby restaurants and hotels and game-day staff. Their livelihood is not a hot topic these days, as commissioner David ...