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Firebonds renew Fujita’s contract

Staff Report

The Fukushima Firebonds have renewed head coach Hiroki Fujita’s contact for the 2015-16 bj-league season.

The team made the announcement on its website on Thursday.

The 29-year-old Fujita guided the first-year franchise to a 21-31 record during the regular season and a seventh-place finish in the 12-team Eastern Conference.

The Firebonds advanced to the playoffs and were swept by the host Iwate Big Bulls in a first-round series on May 2-3 to finish their season.