Memories all that remain of bj-league

Basketball | HOOP SCOOP Jul 2, 2016

Memories all that remain of bj-league

by Ed Odeven

First in a two-part series Six weeks after the bj-league's final game, it's now a good time to dust the cobwebs off the memory bank . . . Hoop Scoop chronicled the highlights and lowlights of the final 10 seasons of the bj-league's wild 11-year run, ...

Newton reflects on stellar Japan career

Basketball | HOOP SCOOP Nov 14, 2015

Newton reflects on stellar Japan career

by Ed Odeven

To define true greatness in pro sports, there's no greater measuring stick than championships. Which is why Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell remains the quintessential winner in North American pro sports. He starred on 11 NBA championship squads in 13 seasons. In the bj-league, Jeff Newton ...

Basketball | BJ-LEAGUE NOTEBOOK Sep 11, 2014

Translator Takamori leaves Niigata

by Ed Odeven

All professional basketball leagues have people working behind the scenes or in roles that are less glamorous than the starting five or head coach. For the Niigata Albirex BB, who became Japan's first professional basketball team when it entered the old-school corporate Japan Basketball League ...