B. League chairman heralds new era

Basketball / B. League Sep 19, 2016

B. League chairman heralds new era

by Kaz Nagatsuka

This last decade has marked the darkest period in Japan basketball history, with the sport divided between two rival men's leagues. What's more, the Japan Basketball Association was suspended by FIBA, the sport's world governing body, for its lack of governance, between December 2014 and ...

Aoki, Maki cherished chance to play for Hill

Basketball | HOOP SCOOP Apr 16, 2016

Aoki, Maki cherished chance to play for Hill

by Ed Odeven

Second in a three-part series For the team's inaugural 2005-06 season in the bj-league, the Tokyo Apache hired a head coach with a catchy nickname and a globally renowned son named after a Japanese delicacy. Yes, Kobe's father, Joe "Jellybean" Bryant. The elder Bryant, who starred at ...