Swift's comeback bid continues with tryout

Basketball Oct 20, 2016

Swift's comeback bid continues with tryout

by Ed Odeven

Robert Swift's attempt to revive his pro basketball career continues. More than five-and-a-half years after playing his final professional game for the Tokyo Apache, the veteran center is vying to make a comeback in the NBA Development League. On Sunday, Swift participated in a workout, including ...

Aoki leaves lasting legacy on Japan hoops

Basketball Oct 11, 2016

Aoki leaves lasting legacy on Japan hoops

by Ed Odeven

Whenever he stepped on the court during 11 distinguished seasons as a special ambassador for Japan pro basketball, Cohey Aoki increased the visibility of the sport. Fans loved watching him play, and rightfully so. He displayed a pure joy for the game, but exhibited a ...

Basketball Nov 3, 2015

Verdell Jones III joins D-League's Warriors

by Ed Odeven

Guard Verdell Jones III, who helped the Fukushima Firebonds reach the bj-league playoffs as an expansion team last season, has been named to the Santa Cruz Warriors' 15-man training camp roster, the NBA Development League team announced on Monday. Training camp opened on Tuesday for ...

Casey Hill named Santa Cruz head coach

Basketball Aug 27, 2013

Casey Hill named Santa Cruz head coach

by Ed Odeven

Casey Hill, a former Tokyo Apache assistant coach, has been appointed as the new head coach of the Santa Cruz Warriors, the NBA Development League team announced over the weekend. Hill, 30, was the franchise's assistant coach for two seasons, including the 2011-12 campaign when ...