Dec 21, 2013

Chiba Jets snap 20-game skid

by Ed Odeven

The Chiba Jets’ 20-game losing streak ended on Saturday with an 81-57 victory over the Tsukuba Robots in the NBL. Coach Reggie Geary’s squad outscored the host Robots 21-4 in the opening quarter, using a 26-0 run to take a 28-4 lead early in ...

Nov 18, 2013

Kennedy set to join NBL's Jets

by Ed Odeven

Forward Thomas Kennedy left one struggling bj-league team last week and is getting ready to join another struggling squad, this time in the NBL, The Japan Times has learned. A longtime Japan basketball insider on Monday informed this newspaper that Kennedy is poised to ...

Oct 8, 2013

Geary guides Chiba to 4-0 start in NBL

by Ed Odeven

The bj-league’s loss has become the NBL’s gain. Chiba Jets head coach Reggie Geary has given the third-year club a strong boost to kick off the 2013-14 campaign. The Jets are one of three NBL teams still undefeated, all at 4-0. The others: Mitsubishi ...

All-around star Parker joins Wakayama Trians

Aug 9, 2013

All-around star Parker joins Wakayama Trians

by Ed Odeven

High-scoring forward Michael Parker, a bj-league star for six seasons, has reunited with ex-Shimane Susanoo Magic bench boss Zeljko Pavlicevic, the new Wakayama Trians head coach. Wakayama, previously called the Panasonic Trians during the team’s JBL days, has joined the National Basketball League, the ...

Yokohama to name Katsuhisa coach

Jul 20, 2013

Yokohama to name Katsuhisa coach

by Ed Odeven

A familiar face will be on the sideline for the Yokohama B-Corsairs next season. Multiple league insiders have told The Japan Times that Michael Katsuhisa will be named the second coach in team history. Katsuhisa served as assistant coach under Reggie Geary during the ...

Golden Kings edge Jets in thriller

Mar 17, 2013

Golden Kings edge Jets in thriller

by Ed Odeven

In professional team sports, these are among the chief characteristics of championship teams: confidence, swagger and a diversified cast of proven playmakers. Season after season, the Ryukyu Golden Kings, Okinawa’s ultra-successful basketball team, have delivered master class after master class in the aforementioned traits. ...

Mar 11, 2013

Jets soar in win over Lakestars

by Ed Odeven

The Chiba Jets delivered a vivid definition of their team nickname on Sunday afternoon in the second half of their series finale against the visiting Shiga Lakestars. Their offense was, well, a sonic boom in a runaway 95-76 triumph at Funabashi Arena before a ...

Werner, Jets salvage series split against Cinq Reves

Mar 4, 2013

Werner, Jets salvage series split against Cinq Reves

by Ed Odeven

Standing at the free-throw line, Chiba Jets big man Joe Werner appeared relaxed and confident during Sunday’s game against the host Tokyo Cinq Reves. After all, it’s a familiar place for him to be. Werner has attempted 209 free throws in the season’s first ...