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HOOP SCOOP

Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Aug 12, 2008
Cool Wade sparkles in return to spotlight
BEIJING — I've attended hundreds of basketball games at the high school, college, and professional level in the United States, as well as the 2006 FIBA World Championship in Japan and a few dozen bj-league games over the past two seasons.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Jun 29, 2008
Japanese-American coach Walters aims to restore USF to glory
Let's take a trip down memory lane.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
May 10, 2008
Washington helped Evessa down stretch, but did not deserve MVP
The bj-league is working tirelessly around the clock to make itself a recognizable product — a collection of teams, coaches and players that is identifiable and popular — in a nation where basketball plays second fiddle to almost every other sport. And it deserves credit for elevating the...
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Apr 20, 2008
Sojourner promoting game on and off court
There are professional athletes in all sports who fit this bill: They are outgoing, passionate about their chosen profession and more than willing to speak their mind about what they think the powers that be can do to improve the sport on levels.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Apr 6, 2008
Japan IBL team set for 2009
Life is full of surprises, isn't it?
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Mar 23, 2008
Columbia's Matsui aims to be a leader
Just days after his junior season concluded, K.J. Matsui has already set big targets for his final college basketball season at Columbia University.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Mar 9, 2008
Washington closing in on return to powerhouse Evessa
The Osaka Evessa's 2007-08 season opened in typical fashion: with a victory. A 91-71 win over the Rizing Fukuoka on Oct. 30 signaled the start of the team's quest for a three-peat.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Mar 1, 2008
Warren's play has Five Arrows primed for title run
"An accomplishment sticks to a person," someone once said.
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Feb 11, 2008
Joe Bryant knows player comparisons serve as strong motivational tool
They call him "Jellybean," which happens to be one of the best nicknames in all of professional sports.
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Jan 25, 2008
Time for JBA to stop ignoring bj-league, act in best interests of game in Japan
SENDAI — Ninety minutes after Sunday's Sendai 89ers-Ryukyu Golden Kings game, a slew of players were still visiting with fans or conducting interviews.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Jan 20, 2008
Nakanishi making most of second career
Tokyo Apache forward Shoji Nakanishi owned one of the bj-league's most obscure names as the calendar flipped from 2007 to 2008.
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Dec 29, 2007
Japanime holding all the cards in buildup to All-Star Game
Glenn Kardy calls himself a "crazy baseball fan." His earliest sports memory is a wild one. He can still remember the heated seventh inning of Game 2 of the 1972 American League Championship Series between the Tigers and A's.
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Dec 21, 2007
Broncos, Rizing develop at different pace
TOKOROZAWA, Saitama Pref. — Two teams walked off the basketball court on Monday night with identical 5-7 records. These teams, however, have different tales to tell about what they hope to accomplish this season in the bj-league.
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Dec 1, 2007
Winless Grouses shooting for turnaround
This is a tale of two expansion teams. One had a banner season in 2006-07; the other experienced growing pains from the get-go.
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Nov 14, 2007
Referees making most of chance to call bj-league games
Twenty guys comprise the most important team in the bj-league, but you'll only see three of them on the same court at the same time.
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Nov 4, 2007
New Broncos coach Benoit is eager to guide basketball team to successful season
TOKOROZAWA, Saitama Pref. — A big smile flashes across David Benoit's face as he takes a break from running the Saitama Broncos' evening practice.
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Aug 18, 2007
JBA needs to give Suzuki more time to turn national team around
Continuity helps breed success. Without it, a sports team rarely finds the necessary components — leadership, in-game chemistry and mastering the fundamentals — to become an elite team.
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Aug 11, 2007
Albirex stand tall for Niigata
"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear — not absence of fear.''
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Jun 21, 2007
Yano, Rawl pursue new path to sporting success
The first real innovator in human history invented the wheel, ushering in an era of lighter workloads and easier trips. Others have made notable contributions: Thomas Edison perfected the light bulb; Johannes Gutenberg gave us the printing press; and Wilbur and Orville Wright demonstrated that airplanes...
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Jun 3, 2007
Planells envisions bj-league becoming one of best in the world
When you've worked as a head varsity coach at high schools in Arizona and California, served as a collegiate assistant at a community college and a major Division I university, earned a paycheck as a basketball choreographer for major motion pictures, toiled as a head coach in something known as the...

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