| Jun 2, 2015

Nakamura takes reins in Niigata

by Ed Odeven

Kazuo Nakamura on Tuesday was named the Niigata Albirex BB’s new head coach. He last coached a bj-league team for the 2013-14 season, when his Akita Northern Happinets went 40-12 and earned a championship runnerup finish. Nakamura ran the show in Akita for three ...

Evessa find a way past Golden Kings

Mar 8, 2015

Evessa find a way past Golden Kings

by Ed Odeven

After losing their first three games this season against the Ryukyu Golden Kings, the Osaka Evessa came back with a fierce determination to bounce back on Sunday. It wasn’t easy. It took overtime for the Evessa to complete the task, winning 72-69 over the ...

Feb 28, 2015

Hamamatsu triumphs over Osaka in OT

by Ed Odeven

The Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix outlasted the Osaka Evessa on Saturday night, winning 80-76. The Phoenix (31-6) are in a three-way tie for first place in the bj-league’s 10-team Western Conference along with the defending champion Ryukyu Golden Kings and Kyoto Hannaryz. Hamamatsu forced 24 ...

Feb 14, 2015

Evessa take down Bambitious

by Ed Odeven

The one-two punch of Takuya Soma and Josh Dollard sparked the Osaka Evessa to an 86-76 victory over the visiting Bambitious Nara on Saturday. Soma sank four 3-pointers in a 22-point effort and Dollard finished with 21 points, eight rebounds, six assists and two ...

Aug 22, 2014

Evessa sign forwards Hamilton, Tarver

by Ed Odeven

Veteran forward Gary Hamilton, an accomplished rebounder and frontcourt leader for the Shiga Lakestars and Rizing Fukuoka in past bj-league seasons, is returning to Japan. The University of Miami (Florida) product has finalized a deal to play for the Osaka Evessa this season, the ...