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HOOP SCOOP

Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Feb 20, 2016
Arnold’s game remains all about the team
Watching a pure shooter, when the shots are falling like raindrops during a summer storm, is a picture of pure art.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Jan 23, 2016
League blows chance to honor Aoki
It's absolutely ridiculous that the most popular player in bj-league history is not going to play in the circuit's 10th and final All-Star Game.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Dec 12, 2015
Fukushima’s Nash making big impact
His name isn't LeBron James, but his play, like the NBA legend's, captivates a pro basketball league's audience. And many of his performances in October, November and early December have been among the best of the 2015-16 bj-league season.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Nov 14, 2015
Newton reflects on stellar Japan career
To define true greatness in pro sports, there's no greater measuring stick than championships.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Oct 3, 2015
Size of B. League will present challenges from the outset
There is no one-size-fits-all formula — no magic pill exists — for the Japan Basketball Association to create a new men's pro hoop circuit that will become an instant success.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Sep 12, 2015
Broncos, family pay tribute to Uhle
Since the bj-league's inception in 2005, the Saitama Broncos have never been a model franchise.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Jul 21, 2015
JPBL will face many challenges from inaugural season
Unlike the J. League in the early 1990s, the Japan Professional Basketball League will not be an immediate success story when it tips off in the fall of 2016.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Jul 4, 2015
Fairness prevails in Hiroshima saga
It's no surprise that the Hiroshima Lightning have endured a soap opera-like saga before even playing their first bj-league game.
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Jun 4, 2015
Disgraceful treatment of coaches must end
Now, more than ever, the coaching profession is on impossibly shaky ground in the bj-league.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
May 16, 2015
Nash looks back on days with Dr. J
Years before Julius Erving became the iconic Dr. J and one of basketball's all-time legends, he established a friendship with Bob Nash that has lasted for decades.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
May 5, 2015
Fukushima makes great progress in first season
The Fukushima Firebonds' season-ending loss on Sunday closed one chapter in the team's history. But of greater significance was the foundation the first-year franchise built over the past eight months.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Apr 18, 2015
Gunma's Ely reflects on NBA odyssey
Far from the bright lights and frenzied crowds at state-of-the-art NBA arenas, Melvin Ely plies his craft with determination and dedication half a world away.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Jan 15, 2015
Revolving door with coaches damaging growth of Japanese game
A troubling trend is one of the hallmarks of the 2014-15 Japan men's pro basketball season.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / NBA / HOOP SCOOP
Dec 12, 2014
Casey has fueled rise by Raptors
The Toronto Raptors' climb hasn't been an overnight miracle. But it's been a memorable climb under the steady leadership of head coach Dwane Casey.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Oct 21, 2014
Kyoto forward Warren dedicates play to those battling cancer
It's not every day that you see a 202-cm forward wearing a pink headband during a men's pro basketball game.
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Jul 27, 2014
JBA vacillates as clock ticks on possible FIBA suspension
It's nice to know there are people who will elucidate what's really happening with the Japan Basketball Association-led merger talks between the bj-league, NBL and NBDL.
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Jun 2, 2014
Happinets' Boykin reflects on season
In his many decades in the game, Kazuo Nakamura tinkered with an up-tempo style of basketball he wanted his teams to play. And in recent years, it often involved several of his players taking quick 3-point shots as often as possible.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
May 21, 2014
Nash's strong leadership molds Toyama into title contender
Bob Nash's tenure with the University of Hawaii men's basketball team came to an end in March 2010 after a three-year run as head coach and a 34-56 overall record in that span. For Nash, that opportunity came after a 23-year stint as an assistant coach at the school.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Apr 26, 2014
Palmer helping NBL players push for progress
Returning to the city where his pro basketball career was launched in 1990, Walter Palmer maintains deep convictions that a players union is a vital element for any league craving for legitimacy.
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Apr 3, 2014
Time for FIBA to suspend JBA, force necessary changes to be made
The Japan Basketball Association has changed its alleged goal so many times, it's difficult to remember the original target.

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