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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 ...

Japan women defend FIBA Asia title, punch ticket to Rio

Basketball Sep 5, 2015

Japan women defend FIBA Asia title, punch ticket to Rio

by Ed Odeven

After holding off China by one point on Tuesday, the Japan women's national team provided a different type of drama on the basketball court during their high-stakes Saturday showdown: an old-fashioned blowout victory. Japan routed China 85-50 in the FIBA Asia Women's Championship final in ...

Kurihara sparks Japan women in rout of Taiwan

Basketball Aug 13, 2015

Kurihara sparks Japan women in rout of Taiwan

Shooting guard Mika Kurihara hit five 3-pointers and scored 17 points to lead the Japan women's national team to a 92-52 win over the Taiwan national squad in an exhibition at Chiba Port Arena on Thursday. For Japan's top-flight team, it was its first game ...

Japan hoop adviser Dunn says Carmelo 'misunderstood'

Basketball Jul 2, 2015

Japan hoop adviser Dunn says Carmelo 'misunderstood'

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Former New York Knicks assistant coach Jerry Dunn says that the team's star forward, Carmelo Anthony, is "very misunderstood" by the public. Currently in Tokyo as a special adviser during the Japan women's national team's ongoing training camp, Dunn insisted that Anthony, one of the ...