It's been a tumultuous offseason for the Kyoto Hannaryz.

In the past few weeks, headlines across the nation have generated negative publicity for the club. First, there was the shocking news that Hannaryz big man Yuya Nagayoshi was one of four Japan men's national players who confessed to paying for sexual services while in Indonesia for the recent Asian Games. Nagayoshi, Takuya Hashimoto (Osaka Evessa), Takuma Sato (Shiga Lakestars) and Keita Imamura (Niigata Albirex BB) received one-year bans from the Japan Basketball Association from national team activities.

Then this: Shooting guard Taku Bando was arrested on suspicion of stealing ¥5,000 from a female acquaintance's wallet at a restaurant in Fushimi, Kyoto Prefecture, on Aug. 30, according to published reports.