Cumulative stats tell big part of story

Basketball / B. League | B. LEAGUE NOTEBOOK Nov 30, 2017

Cumulative stats tell big part of story

by Ed Odeven

There are 12 categories of traditional team statistics that the B. League religiously charts and distributes to the media. Naturally, it begins with wins and losses. Points per game, opponent's ppg, field-goal shooting percentage, opponent's field-goal percentage, as well as 3-pointers, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks and ...

Basketball / B. League Jun 23, 2017

Andrisevic named new Hiroshima Dragonflies coach

by Ed Odeven

Jamie Andrisevic, who served as an assistant coach for the Kyoto Hannaryz last season, has been hired as the new bench boss of the Hiroshima Dragonflies, the B. League second-division squad announced Friday. Andrisevic, 35, replaces Kenichi Sako, who guided the club from its inception ...

Japan hoop legend Kohama dead at 84

Basketball Jan 13, 2017

Japan hoop legend Kohama dead at 84

by Ed Odeven

Mototaka Kohama, affectionately known as the "Godfather of Japanese basketball," died on Thursday. He was 84. Kohama passed away from pneumonia at a Tokyo hospital. He had been battling cancer. The coaching legend's lifelong passion for the game inspired generations of players and coaches in Japan. ...

'Mr. Basketball' back on court in new role

Basketball Jan 20, 2014

'Mr. Basketball' back on court in new role

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Putting his honorable nickname behind him, Kenichi Sako is beginning a new adventure, though it may not proceed as smoothly as it did when he was a player. Sako, who was known as "Mr. Basketball" during his glorious career as a player in Japan, is ...