Teamwork has Tochigi flourishing

| Dec 8, 2016

Teamwork has Tochigi flourishing

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Camaraderie pays off for successful teams. The Tochigi Brex and SeaHorses Mikawa are prime examples of that. Last weekend when the teams collided at Brex Arena Utsunomiya, there were numerous examples of players encouraging one another, making the extra pass, doing the unselfish things ...

Nov 29, 2016

Hokkaido's Orimo tops 9,000 points for career

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Levanga Hokkaido shooting guard Takehiko Orimo surpassed the 9,000-career point milestone on Monday night in an 84-62 loss to the red-hot Chiba Jets. The 46-year-old basketball icon, known for decades of outside shooting prowess, eclipsed 9,000 points on, appropriately, a 3-point basket with 50 ...

Hatakeyama's hustle helps Niigata

| Nov 3, 2016

Hatakeyama's hustle helps Niigata

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It’s early and the order will be shuffled and some players near the top will drop down, while others will rise. But already, a solid mix of defenders have staked their claim as the league’s elite takeaway specialists, aka theft artists. Through Monday, here ...

Confrontation mars Alvark's win over Jets

Oct 30, 2016

Confrontation mars Alvark's win over Jets

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In a sense, two games were staged at Funabashi Arena on Sunday. It wasn’t planned that way. One lasted less than a quarter. The other was the consequence of the abrupt end of the first “real” game. And yes, in total 40 minutes of ...

Armstrong extends career in Japan

| Oct 8, 2016

Armstrong extends career in Japan

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The Chiba Jets’ home gymnasium is far from the ultra-bright lights and mammoth-size arenas that dot the NBA landscape. But, in its first season, the new B. League offers rookies and seasoned veterans the same opportunity: a chance to play the game and earn ...

Patience pays off as Brex run away from Jets

Oct 2, 2016

Patience pays off as Brex run away from Jets

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Effective coaches trust their instincts. Effective coaches also trust their players’ ability to make adjustments and handle new tactics during the course of a sporting event. Tochigi Brex bench boss Tom Wisman relied on his instincts and his deep knowledge of the game to ...

Alvark sweep past Jets

May 14, 2016

Alvark sweep past Jets

Center Richard Solomon led the Toyota Alvark with 18 points and eight rebounds and young Japanese ace Daiki Tanaka finished with 15 points as Toyota beat the Chiba Jets 77-74 to complete a sweep of the their best-of-three series in the first round of ...

Struggling Chiba Jets fire Pavlicevic

Mar 4, 2016

Struggling Chiba Jets fire Pavlicevic

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The Chiba Jets have parted ways with head coach Zeljko Pavlicevic, the NBL club announced on Friday. Former Jets guard Hiroki Sato was named the interim head coach for the remainder of the season. Pavlicevic, a well-traveled head coach in the former Yugoslavia, Europe ...