Elite teams await weekend showcase

Basketball | BJ-LEAGUE NOTEBOOK Sep 10, 2015

Elite teams await weekend showcase

by Ed Odeven

Sunday's four-game showcase featuring a quartet of accomplished NBL and bj-league teams has a fancy title: the Dream Games. For the coaches, though, the day's on-court action is still all about evaluating their players and making preparations for the regular season. The NBL's Toyota Alvark and ...

JPBL finalizes division placements for 2016-17

Basketball Aug 29, 2015

JPBL finalizes division placements for 2016-17

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The Japan Professional Basketball League revealed which divisions the remaining 25 clubs have been allocated to for the new men's professional circuit, which tips off in 2016, at a Tokyo news conference on Saturday. Assignments for 20 clubs had already been announced in late July, ...

Fairness prevails in Hiroshima saga

Basketball | HOOP SCOOP Jul 4, 2015

Fairness prevails in Hiroshima saga

by Ed Odeven

It's no surprise that the Hiroshima Lightning have endured a soap opera-like saga before even playing their first bj-league game. In fact, it's quite predictable. Leadership woes and institutional ineptitude have plagued Japan basketball for many decades, and a fundamental lack of understanding about the true ...