Star guard Makoto Hiejima set to join NBL's Brisbane Bullets

Basketball Aug 2, 2018

Star guard Makoto Hiejima set to join NBL's Brisbane Bullets

The Tochigi Brex on Thursday announced Japan national team shooting guard Makoto Hiejima will join the Brisbane Bullets in the eight-team National Basketball League of Australia and New Zealand. Hiejima, the B. League's reigning MVP in the first division, started his career in 2013 with ...

FIBA gives Japan deadline over leagues, denies 2020 ban

Basketball Sep 12, 2014

FIBA gives Japan deadline over leagues, denies 2020 ban

Japan has until the end of October to resolve a dispute between its two competing basketball leagues but there is no threat to the national team competing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the sport's governing body said on Thursday. FIBA wants a single league in ...

'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 ...

Basketball Oct 8, 2013

Geary guides Chiba to 4-0 start in NBL

by Ed Odeven

The bj-league's loss has become the NBL's gain. Chiba Jets head coach Reggie Geary has given the third-year club a strong boost to kick off the 2013-14 campaign. The Jets are one of three NBL teams still undefeated, all at 4-0. The others: Mitsubishi Electric Diamond ...