Coaching moves already underway

Basketball | BJ-LEAGUE NOTEBOOK Jun 2, 2016

Coaching moves already underway

by Ed Odeven

The annual coaching carousel changes the landscape of who's in charge. With the conclusion of the bj-league's 11th and final season on May 15, when the Ryukyu Golden Kings captured their record fourth title, a number of teams have switched — or plan to switch ...

Vets help get Sendai off to quick start

Basketball | BJ-LEAGUE NOTEBOOK Oct 22, 2015

Vets help get Sendai off to quick start

by Ed Odeven

The Sendai 89ers have relied on the stellar contributions of several players en route to six straight wins to open the new season. Credit longtime point guard Takehiko Shimura and irreplaceable forward Wendell White along with several newcomers for setting the tone. Third-year bench boss Shuto ...

Basketball Jun 5, 2015

Aoki named Yokohama B-Corsairs coach

by Ed Odeven

After two seasons as a Yokohama B-Corsairs assistant coach, Taketo Aoki has been promoted to bench boss, the bj-league squad announced on Friday. Aoki, 41, worked under ex-coach Michael Katsuhisa during the past two seasons. A Kanagawa Prefecture native, he retired as a player in ...