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 ...

Warren remains one of best on boards

| Mar 3, 2016

Warren remains one of best on boards

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Whenever he steps onto a basketball court, Reggie Warren’s fierce desire to win is a recognizable trait. Since 2006, the veteran power forward has been a key piece to the puzzle for five bj-league franchises: Takamatsu Five Arrows (2006-08), Saitama Broncos (2008-09), Kyoto Hannaryz ...

Nov 23, 2015

Hamamatsu overwhelms Nara for ninth straight victory

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The defending champion Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix drained 19 3-pointers in a runaway 109-63 triumph over the Bambitious Nara on Monday afternoon in the bj-league. The Western Conference-leading Phoenix (13-3 overall, 8-2 at home) led 25-10 after one quarter and 51-26 at halftime, and were ...

Hamamatsu dumping star Murry

| Jul 17, 2015

Hamamatsu dumping star Murry

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As the summer marches on and the start of training camp gets closer and closer, it appears that the defending champion Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix will not have a roster resembling the one that captured the title in May. Star guard Nile Murry, the playoff ...

Kawai out as coach of Hamamatsu

Mar 2, 2013

Kawai out as coach of Hamamatsu

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In the what-have-you-done-for-me-lately world of pro basketball, Ryuji Kawai’s 60-30 record in 90 games as head coach wasn’t good enough. Nor was the fact that as a rookie head coach he took the Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix to the bj-league title game last May at ...