Toyama named new coach of Shiga

| Jun 5, 2014

Toyama named new coach of Shiga

by Ed Odeven

Less than two weeks after a memorable title game, the coaching carousel is moving at warp speed. The Bambitious Nara announced head coach Koto Toyama’s departure on Tuesday. He was named the Shiga Lakestars bench boss a day later, becoming the Kansai franchise’s third ...

Jan 16, 2014

Nara completes first series sweep in franchise history

by Ed Odeven

The Bambitious Nara, a first-year bj-league franchise, have won back-to-back games for the first time in franchise history. For Nara coach Koto Toyama’s squad, Thursday’s 87-74 triumph over the visiting Saitama Broncos featured several key contributors. Rookie guard Tatsuya Suzuki had 20 points, drained ...

Dec 7, 2013

Ryukyu outlasts ex-coach Toyama, Nara in OT

by Ed Odeven

Former Ryukyu Golden Kings coach Koto Toyama faced his old team on Saturday for the first time since he was fired in May after leading the Okinawan powerhouse to a league-record 42-win season that didn’t include a trip to the Final Four. Toyama’s new ...

Nara selects Toyama as first coach

Jun 16, 2013

Nara selects Toyama as first coach

by Ed Odeven

It didn’t take long. Koto Toyama has landed another coaching gig. The Bambitious Nara have handed the reins to Toyama for the team’s inaugural season, 2013-14. The announcement was made earlier this week, just days before the June 19 draft. (Koju Munakata, a former ...