Yuta Watanabe makes NBA debut for Grizzlies

Basketball / NBA Oct 28, 2018

Yuta Watanabe makes NBA debut for Grizzlies

Memphis Grizzlies forward Yuta Watanabe made his NBA regular season debut in a win over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday, becoming the first Japanese player to appear in the league since Yuta Tabuse 14 years ago. The 24-year-old rookie finished with two points and two ...

Gaines gets to work with Japan's women's hoop team

Basketball Apr 26, 2016

Gaines gets to work with Japan's women's hoop team

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Japan's Olympic-bound women's national basketball team has entered its second training camp in Tokyo, with Phoenix Suns assistant Corey Gaines as a guest coach. Gaines, a former guard for four NBA teams as well as the now-defunct Japan Energy Griffins, is expected to teach Team ...

Suns assistant Gaines to guest-coach Japan

Basketball Apr 13, 2016

Suns assistant Gaines to guest-coach Japan

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Corey Gaines, a Phoenix Suns assistant who formerly played in Japan, will be invited to coach the Japanese women's national team, team assistant Tom Hovasse revealed on Tuesday. Gaines will join the women's team, which has already secured a spot at this summer's Rio de ...