'Mr. Basketball' back on court in new role

Jan 20, 2014

'Mr. Basketball' back on court in new role

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Putting his honorable nickname behind him, Kenichi Sako is beginning a new adventure, though it may not proceed as smoothly as it did when he was a player. Sako, who was known as “Mr. Basketball” during his glorious career as a player in Japan, ...

Oct 8, 2013

Geary guides Chiba to 4-0 start in NBL

by Ed Odeven

The bj-league’s loss has become the NBL’s gain. Chiba Jets head coach Reggie Geary has given the third-year club a strong boost to kick off the 2013-14 campaign. The Jets are one of three NBL teams still undefeated, all at 4-0. The others: Mitsubishi ...

Players react after NBL takes unilateral action

Sep 27, 2013

Players react after NBL takes unilateral action

by Kaz Nagatsuka

On Sept. 16, after a pair of National Basketball League preseason games wrapped up, four players came into the press room at Yoyogi National Gymnasium No. 2 in suits to announce something the nation’s sport had never seen before. They were there to inform ...