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The Oita HeatDevils entered the 2012-13 having played 328 regular-season games over the past seven seasons. The HeatDevils lost 200 of those games — a nice round number — and won on 128 occasions.

They’ve had one winning season, going 22-18 in 2006-07 under Dai Oketani, when Mikey Marshall, Andy Ellis, Justin Allen, Kohei Mitomo and current coach Yukinori Suzuki were among the team’s top players.

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