Kagoshima team in cash crisis

/ Mar 4, 2017

Kagoshima team in cash crisis

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The Kagoshima Rebnise have been behind schedule on salary payments to players and team staff for the entire season, The Japan Times has learned. Interviews with former Rebnise players paint a broad picture of the team’s financial crisis. Last week, American forward Cyrus Tate, ...

Japan hoop legend Kohama dead at 84

Jan 13, 2017

Japan hoop legend Kohama dead at 84

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Mototaka Kohama, affectionately known as the “Godfather of Japanese basketball,” died on Thursday. He was 84. Kohama passed away from pneumonia at a Tokyo hospital. He had been battling cancer. The coaching legend’s lifelong passion for the game inspired generations of players and coaches ...

B. League chairman heralds new era

/ Sep 19, 2016

B. League chairman heralds new era

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This last decade has marked the darkest period in Japan basketball history, with the sport divided between two rival men’s leagues. What’s more, the Japan Basketball Association was suspended by FIBA, the sport’s world governing body, for its lack of governance, between December 2014 ...