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HOOP SCOOP

Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Apr 29, 2017
Walters aims to inspire with coaching
After his first year as an NBA Development League head coach, Rex Walters looked back on the experience with upbeat answers and enthusiasm for next season.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Apr 8, 2017
Suzuki shines for South Georgia Tech
The South Georgia Technical College women's basketball team has quietly built a stellar program in recent years. With a vision and purposeful planning, coach James Frey, in his fifth season at the helm, and his staff have recruited smartly and found players, from near and far, including Japan, who fit...
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Mar 18, 2017
Playground legend 'Bone Collector' brings his talent back to Japan
Streetball fanatics revel with delight when rattling off names of legends who competed at New York's famed Rucker Park in the 20th century.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Feb 18, 2017
Hachimura biding his time with top-ranked Gonzaga
The Gonzaga University men's basketball team is having a remarkable season — one of the best seasons in U.S. college basketball history. And freshman reserve forward Rui Hachimura has been along for the magical ride.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Feb 11, 2017
Kohama's legacy certain to live on
Mototaka Kohama leaves behind a trail of memories with those who knew him well or casually crossed paths with him during his decades-long involvement in basketball.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / NBA / HOOP SCOOP
Feb 4, 2017
Barnett recalls legends Russell, Wilt, Barry
Second in a two-part series
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / NBA / HOOP SCOOP
Jan 28, 2017
Barnett enjoys TV work for Warriors
First in a two-part series
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / B. League / HOOP SCOOP
Dec 24, 2016
Toyama coach Nash persevering through challenges
The Toyama Grouses have experienced both ends of the emotional spectrum over the past seven-plus months.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Dec 3, 2016
Lottich inspiring Valparaiso with passion
For many years, Matt Lottich was one of the best basketball ambassadors that Japan has ever had. He made big contributions on a consistent basis. He respected the game and played it the right way.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / B. League / HOOP SCOOP
Nov 12, 2016
B. League needs more marquee players
The B. League is doing a commendable job marketing and promoting itself in its inaugural season.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / B. League / HOOP SCOOP
Oct 8, 2016
Armstrong extends career in Japan
The Chiba Jets' home gymnasium is far from the ultra-bright lights and mammoth-size arenas that dot the NBA landscape.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Aug 27, 2016
Kohama-Casey friendship endures
A few days before the Rio Olympics kicked off, Mototaka Kohama, the godfather of Japanese basketball, reunited with one of his closest friends.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Jul 9, 2016
Nonstop growth, inept management were constant problems throughout the bj-league's 11 seasons
Second in a two-part series
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Jul 2, 2016
Memories all that remain of bj-league
First in a two-part series
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Apr 23, 2016
Ex-Tokyo Apache standout Swift rebuilding life after off-court troubles
Third in a three-part series.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Apr 16, 2016
Aoki, Maki cherished chance to play for Hill
Second in a three-part series
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Apr 9, 2016
Former Apache team members, staff reflect on fateful 2010-11 season
First in a three-part series.
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Apr 7, 2016
Third-division assignment could spell trouble for Kanazawa Samuraiz
The Kanazawa Samuraiz are a solid team in the final year of the bj-league's 11-season existence. They also happen to be a brand new team.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Apr 2, 2016
Akita star Roby saw brother Martin, a longtime NBA standout, as inspiration
Blessed with natural athletic talent, Richard Roby and Kenyon Martin capitalized on opportunities to play pro basketball. The sport also helped them develop a brotherly bond.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Mar 12, 2016
Tohoku teams part of community fabric
Men's pro basketball has thrived in Tohoku during the slow, difficult recovery from the March 11 disasters.

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