FIBA outlines big ambitions for 3x3 basketball

Jul 9, 2014

FIBA outlines big ambitions for 3x3 basketball

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Formerly recognized as more of a fun, casual sport played on the streets, FIBA, basketball’s world governing body, is now trying to develop 3×3 into another legitimate form of basketball. In order to achieve that goal, FIBA has targeted a place for the sport ...

Jun 22, 2014

Kawachi appointed to JBA board

by Ed Odeven

Toshimitsu Kawachi, the commissioner of the bj-league since its establishment in 2004, on Saturday was appointed to the Japan Basketball Association board, which has been tasked with forming the new, tentatively named P League for the 2016-17 season. To take a step forward, the ...

Star guard Oga lashes out at JBA

Jun 14, 2014

Star guard Oga lashes out at JBA

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Japan women’s national team star Yuko Oga angrily pointed at a banner that hung on the wall at a practice gym while she had a conversation with reporters. The banner reads: “Go For Olympics.” That’s easier said than done. Oga thinks that the Japan ...

FIBA warns JBA about problems

Dec 21, 2013

FIBA warns JBA about problems

by Kaz Nagatsuka and Ed Odeven

FIBA secretary general Patrick Baumann has advised the Japan Basketball Association to resolve issues that exist inside the nation’s basketball circles or face greater problems in the future, according to Japanese media reports. Baumann asked JBA executives during a Tuesday meeting in Tokyo to ...

Mar 7, 2013

Ex-NBA coach Herb Brown named Japan women's team adviser

The Japan Basketball Association said Wednesday it has decided to appoint former NBA coach Herb Brown in an advisory role to help revive the fortunes of the women’s national team. Japan’s women failed to qualify for the 2008 Beijing Olympics and last year’s London ...