Coaching moves already underway

| Jun 2, 2016

Coaching moves already underway

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The annual coaching carousel changes the landscape of who’s in charge. With the conclusion of the bj-league’s 11th and final season on May 15, when the Ryukyu Golden Kings captured their record fourth title, a number of teams have switched — or plan to ...

Brave Warriors beat 89ers to continue hot streak

Feb 21, 2016

Brave Warriors beat 89ers to continue hot streak

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The Shinshu Brave Warriors aren’t at the top of the Eastern Conference standings. And the Nagano Prefecture-based club isn’t the metaphorical king of the hill. But they’ve made giant steps in the right direction. And over the past several weeks, Shinshu coach Koju Munakata’s ...

Jun 9, 2015

Munakata replaces Kawai on Shinshu bench

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Six days after his tenure with the Amori Wat’s ended, Koju Munakata became the Shinshu Brave Warriors’ new head coach. The bj-league’s Eastern Conference team announced the hire on Monday. The 48-year-old Munakata led the Aomori Wat’s for the past two seasons, which were ...

Aomori Wat's set to name Munakata first coach

Mar 13, 2013

Aomori Wat's set to name Munakata first coach

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Former Toyota Motors Alvark coach Koju Munakata will be named the first bench boss in Aomori Wat’s history, The Japan Times has learned. An announcement is expected in the coming days, a basketball insider with knowledge of the situation said on Monday. Munakata, an ...