Coaching moves already underway

Basketball | BJ-LEAGUE NOTEBOOK Jun 2, 2016

Coaching moves already underway

by Ed Odeven

The annual coaching carousel changes the landscape of who's in charge. With the conclusion of the bj-league's 11th and final season on May 15, when the Ryukyu Golden Kings captured their record fourth title, a number of teams have switched — or plan to switch ...

Passing skills elevate Sendai's game

Basketball | BJ-LEAGUE NOTEBOOK Apr 7, 2016

Passing skills elevate Sendai's game

by Ed Odeven

Building an offense around good ball movement isn't a revolutionary concept in basketball. It's a proven formula for success at all levels. Good passing always helps to create scoring opportunities. The Sendai 89ers rely on gifted passers to generate their high-powered offense. That approach has paid ...

Kinjo leads by example for Ryukyu

Basketball | BJ-LEAGUE NOTEBOOK Mar 31, 2016

Kinjo leads by example for Ryukyu

by Ed Odeven

In the Ryukyu Golden Kings' infancy, before the team made multiple championship game appearances, Shigeyuki Kinjo was one of the league's most exciting, explosive Japanese backcourt stars. The Okinawa native had a real gift for taking — and making — gutsy shots and a riverboat ...