Nagoya's Burrell key for team in transition

Basketball / B. League Sep 28, 2017

Nagoya's Burrell key for team in transition

by Ed Odeven

Justin Burrell has distinguished himself as one of the elite basketball players in Japan this decade. The dynamic forward helped lead the expansion Yokohama B-Corsairs to the bj-league Final Four in 2012 and earned the circuit's regular-season MVP award. Since then, he's been a vital contributor ...

Alvark, Brex enter NBL playoffs as top teams

Basketball May 12, 2016

Alvark, Brex enter NBL playoffs as top teams

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Before the B. League, a brand-new men's top hoop circuit in Japan, tips off next season, the NBL launches its playoffs this weekend. The Toyota Alvark and Link Tochigi Brex, who battled for the top spot in the standings throughout the regular season, are in ...

Geoffrey Katsuhisa set to take reins in Iwate

Basketball / BJ-League Jun 23, 2015

Geoffrey Katsuhisa set to take reins in Iwate

by Ed Odeven

Geoffrey Katsuhisa will be named the new head coach of the Iwate Big Bulls, The Japan Times has learned. An announcement is imminent, basketball sources said on Tuesday. The 34-year-old Katsuhisa has served as an assistant coach for the Chiba Jets since their inception in 2011 ...

Coach Geary leaves Jets, joins Diamond Dolphins

Basketball Jun 3, 2015

Coach Geary leaves Jets, joins Diamond Dolphins

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Reggie Geary is done as head coach of the Chiba Jets, the NBL Eastern Conference club announced Wednesday. He wasn't out of work for long. Geary is headed to Nagoya, where he will become the new bench boss for the Mitsubishi Diamond Dolphins. Geary's contract with the ...

Major coaching changes defined 2013

BJ-League | HOOP SCOOP Dec 21, 2013

Major coaching changes defined 2013

by Ed Odeven

Taking a (recent) trip down memory lane. . . . It's no big surprise that 2013 has been another year of big twists and turns in the bj-league, which one can never accuse of being totally predictable, especially within the coaching ranks. The year's first ...