Higashino hopes to bring change to Japanese basketball

Basketball May 19, 2016

Higashino hopes to bring change to Japanese basketball

by Kaz Nagatsuka

As a basketball coach, Tomoya Higashino was sometimes referred to by the nickname "Crusher" because of his dismantling of conventional thinking. Now he's expected to break Japan's traditional basketball status quo and spark a complete change. The Japan Basketball Association announced on Thursday that Higashino has ...

Basketball / BJ-League Nov 23, 2015

Hamamatsu overwhelms Nara for ninth straight victory

by Ed Odeven

The defending champion Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix drained 19 3-pointers in a runaway 109-63 triumph over the Bambitious Nara on Monday afternoon in the bj-league. The Western Conference-leading Phoenix (13-3 overall, 8-2 at home) led 25-10 after one quarter and 51-26 at halftime, and were never ...

Kawai out as coach of Hamamatsu

Basketball / BJ-League Mar 2, 2013

Kawai out as coach of Hamamatsu

by Ed Odeven

In the what-have-you-done-for-me-lately world of pro basketball, Ryuji Kawai's 60-30 record in 90 games as head coach wasn't good enough. Nor was the fact that as a rookie head coach he took the Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix to the bj-league title game last May at Ariake ...