Susanoo Magic fire coach Hanson

Nov 10, 2014

Susanoo Magic fire coach Hanson

by Ed Odeven

The Shimane Susanoo Magic ended their season-long losing streak on Sunday. But that wasn’t enough for head coach Reggie Hanson to retain his job. Hanson’s departure was announced after the game, and he became the first head coach in the 22-team bj-league to be ...

Susanoo Magic end drought with win over Firebonds

Nov 9, 2014

Susanoo Magic end drought with win over Firebonds

by Ed Odeven

Rebuilding a team from scratch is never expected to be a simple task. There are countless examples that it takes hard work and patience to accomplish this, including in the NBA this season with team president Phil Jackson’s New York Knicks. In the bj-league, ...

Nov 8, 2014

Fukushima rallies for victory over Shimane

by Ed Odeven

The Fukushima Firebonds overcame a 10-point halftime deficit and snapped an eight-game losing streak on Saturday against the visiting Shimane Susanoo Magic, winning 73-67. The Firebonds (2-9) outscored the Magic 29-17 in the third quarter to pull ahead 52-50 in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture. Guard ...

Apr 26, 2014

Hot-shooting Osaka routs Shimane

by Ed Odeven

They started the season with six straight wins, followed by eight consecutive defeats. And they lost four of their last six contests entering Saturday’s series opener against the Western Conference’s cellar-dwelling Shimane Susanoo Magic. So what happened for the Osaka Evessa? Seven Evessa players ...

Nakama set to retire

Apr 19, 2014

Nakama set to retire

by Ed Odeven

Never a superstar, but always a hard-working, team-first player, shooting guard Jumpei Nakama has enjoyed popularity and the respect of his peers since the bj-league’s inception in 2005. He’s been a fan favorite throughout the country as the league has grown nonstop for nearly ...

Mar 21, 2014

Oita earns comprehensive victory over Shimane

by Ed Odeven

Seeking a return to the playoffs for the first time since the 2006-07 bj-league season, the Oita HeatDevils delivered a strong effort against the visiting Shimane Susanoo Magic on Friday night. In an 89-75 win, the HeatDevils dominated in the rebounding department (51-26), forced ...

Ryukyu books spot in playoffs for sixth straight season

Mar 2, 2014

Ryukyu books spot in playoffs for sixth straight season

by Ed Odeven

The Ryukyu Golden Kings clinched their sixth consecutive playoff berth on Saturday, beating the host Shimane Susanoo Magic 79-64. Anthony McHenry, the reigning regular-season MVP, set the tone for Ryukyu (30-5) with 21 points, six rebounds, four assists, four blocks and three steals. The ...

Toyama routs Shimane, spoils Hanson's coaching debut

Jan 18, 2014

Toyama routs Shimane, spoils Hanson's coaching debut

by Ed Odeven

Takeshi Mito scored a game-high 24 points and Ira Brown’s double-double helped propel the Toyama Grouses to a 68-52 home win on Saturday over the Shimane Susanoo Magic, who dropped their first game under new coach Reggie Hanson. Brown finished with 16 points, 12 ...