Kanazawa signs veteran Yonamine

| Jun 25, 2015

Kanazawa signs veteran Yonamine

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The expansion Kanazawa Samuraiz made cerebral backcourt leader Tsubasa Yonamine their first veteran acquisition, reuniting him with his former Oita HeatDevils backcourt mate Yukinori Suzuki, the team’s new coach. Yonamine, 32, spent the past two seasons with the Iwate Big Bulls. He brings a ...

Grouses bringing Nash back for fourth season

Jun 23, 2015

Grouses bringing Nash back for fourth season

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Veteran bench boss Bob Nash, who has led the Toyama Grouses to sustained success since 2012, is returning to lead the bj-league club for the 2015-16 campaign. The Grouses made the announcement on Monday, confirming the expected news. As the bj-league enters its 11th ...

Nash looks back on days with Dr. J

| May 16, 2015

Nash looks back on days with Dr. J

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Years before Julius Erving became the iconic Dr. J and one of basketball’s all-time legends, he established a friendship with Bob Nash that has lasted for decades. Before Erving began his collegiate career at the University of Massachusetts, and before Nash attended San Jacinto ...

May 8, 2015

Toyama's Joho needs to rest ailing knee in offseason

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Toyama Grouses star Masashi Joho won’t have offseason surgery after sustaining a knee injury in the final week of the regular season. “I don’t need surgery,” Joho told The Japan Times on Friday night. “I need to rest.” The 33-year-old Joho sustained a medial ...

Apr 12, 2015

Sendai stretches winning streak to 11

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The Sendai 89ers rolled to their 11th straight win on Saturday, downing the Toyama Grouses 86-78. Sendai big man Jeral Davis was virtually unstoppable, scoring 28 points on 13-for-17 shooting. He added eight rebound and three blocks for the 89ers (33-14). 89ers star Kejuan ...

Joho sparks Toyama in victory over rival Iwate

Dec 21, 2014

Joho sparks Toyama in victory over rival Iwate

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Star guard Masashi Joho’s return to the Toyama Grouses lineup this weekend delivered what the team has come to expect during his tenure with the franchise: victories. Joho, the 2013-14 bj-league MVP, scored a game-high 20 points and made three steals in the Grouses’ ...

Oct 19, 2014

Grouses make more capital gains with sweep of Broncos

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The Toyama Grouses have traveled to Kanto twice over the past eight days to face Tokyo-area teams. Maybe the expression “home sweet home” should be altered for Toyama’s sake — with the current emphasis on road trips. Coach Bob Nash’s club swept the Tokyo ...