Merger talks going slowly

Jul 17, 2014

Merger talks going slowly

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Japan Basketball Association officials said that they would actively keep discussing how to overcome the differences between the nation’s top two leagues in order to establish a new professional hoops circuit in two years. Hopefully they will really be able to unite the two ...

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 ...

Wakayama can't afford Pavlicevic

Jun 12, 2014

Wakayama can't afford Pavlicevic

by Ed Odeven and Kaz Nagatsuka

After an ultra-successful start in the National Basketball League, the cash-strapped Wakayama Trians are implementing big budget cuts for the upcoming season. Major changes within the organization, which is coming off a 41-13 regular season in which it won the NBL’s Western Conference crown ...

Source says Lang out as coach of Mitsubishi

May 27, 2014

Source says Lang out as coach of Mitsubishi

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Antonio Lang has been dismissed as head coach of the the NBL’s Mitsubishi Diamond Dolphins, The Japan Times has learned. A source familiar with the situation said that the Nagoya-based team told the American coach that it would part ways with him after four ...