Yokohama to name Katsuhisa coach

Jul 20, 2013

Yokohama to name Katsuhisa coach

by Ed Odeven

A familiar face will be on the sideline for the Yokohama B-Corsairs next season. Multiple league insiders have told The Japan Times that Michael Katsuhisa will be named the second coach in team history. Katsuhisa served as assistant coach under Reggie Geary during the ...

Yokohama captures first-ever bj-league title

May 20, 2013

Yokohama captures first-ever bj-league title

by Ed Odeven

One team’s quest for a first title has ended. The other team’s fight will continue next season. The Yokohama B-Corsairs outplayed the Rizing Fukuoka in Sunday’s bj-league championship game, controlling the tempo for larger stretches and making enough timely baskets to fill an instructional ...

Captain Kabaya picks up MVP award

May 20, 2013

Captain Kabaya picks up MVP award

by Ed Odeven

Masayuki Kabaya, the Yokohama B-Corsairs captain, knocked down five 3-pointers — all five attempts — in a mesmerizing 35-point performance that had fans from both teams dropping their jaws in astonishment. Kabaya was named the playoff MVP after helping Yokohama capture its first championship, ...

Burns heroics give B-Corsairs shot at championship

May 19, 2013

Burns heroics give B-Corsairs shot at championship

by Ed Odeven

Unbelievable energy. Splendid self confidence. Never-wavering faith in his abilities or his teammates. Those are ingredients to success for Draelon Burns, the Yokohama B-Corsairs’ super substitute. Burns buried a remarkable three buzzer-beating shots to close out the three final quarters, and his team needed ...

Apr 28, 2013

Conference crown still up for grabs in East

by Ed Odeven

The Niigata Albirex BB moved closer to a possible Eastern Conference regular-season title by beating the visiting Sendai 89ers 98-79 on Saturday night. Niigata (35-16) is one game ahead of the Iwate Big Bulls, Yokohama B-Corsairs and Toyama Grouses, all of whom have 34-17 ...