Revamped Tsukuba Robots fall to 0-17

Dec 6, 2014

Revamped Tsukuba Robots fall to 0-17

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Gloria Gaynor’s “I will Survive” was playing in the arena. The Tsukuba Robots intentionally did so and that was their message: they have made a fresh start. The Ibaraki Prefecture-based team played its first game under new management on Saturday, two days after it ...

NBL's second season tips off this weekend

Oct 9, 2014

NBL's second season tips off this weekend

by Kaz Nagatsuka

In many ways, the National Basketball League’s first year was a trial-and-error period. And Year Two is geared to provide more diversion and success. As the 2014-15 NBL campaign opens on Friday night with a game between the reigning champion Toshiba Brave Thunders and ...

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 ...