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 ...

Higashino hopes to bring change to Japanese basketball

May 19, 2016

Higashino hopes to bring change to Japanese basketball

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As a basketball coach, Tomoya Higashino was sometimes referred to by the nickname “Crusher” because of his dismantling of conventional thinking. Now he’s expected to break Japan’s traditional basketball status quo and spark a complete change. The Japan Basketball Association announced on Thursday that ...

Suns assistant Gaines to guest-coach Japan

Apr 13, 2016

Suns assistant Gaines to guest-coach Japan

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Corey Gaines, a Phoenix Suns assistant who formerly played in Japan, will be invited to coach the Japanese women’s national team, team assistant Tom Hovasse revealed on Tuesday. Gaines will join the women’s team, which has already secured a spot at this summer’s Rio ...