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With each passing season, perpetual change on team rosters means dozens of foreign players come and go. And it's become quite rare for foreign players to spend a large chunk of their careers in the bj-league. Sure, the league has expanded rapidly
Power forward Joe Werner, one of the top newcomers in the bj-league last season, will return for another go-round in Japan. But the Chiba Jets, the team he helped carry into the playoffs while averaging 19.8 points and 11.4 rebounds per game, are no
The reigning champion Ryukyu Golden Kings have been so good for so long that veteran forward/center Jeff Newton's recent monthlong absence due to a knee injury was far from a crisis. Newton missed eight games and underwent knee surgery to repair his
The Ryukyu Golden Kings are gearing up for a run at another title...Teams with vastly different agendas kept things close for the opening 10 minutes on Sunday in their bj-league series finale at Ota City Gymnasium. And then the Golden Kings displayed
Staff writer Recognized as a dynamic playmaker since entering the bj-league in the 2007-08 season as a member of the run-and-gun Rizing Fukuoka, Michael Parker hauled in four straight regular-season scoring titles into the fledgling circuit's eighth
Staff writer Sure, there are others who can call Jim Boeheim a mentor or a source of inspiration. In the bj-league, only Gunma Crane Thunders coach Ryan Blackwell can really make that claim. Blackwell, after all, played for the Syracuse University
Staff writer The Tokyo Cinq Reves have taken their fair share of bumps and bruises during their inaugural season, but coach Motofumi Aoki is guiding the team in the right direction. With an 8-12 record to date, the Cinq Reves (French for "five dreams"
Staff writer Before the Ryukyu Golden Kings ever played a game and before Okinawa proved to be a terrific location for a Japanese professional basketball team, Cohey Aoki had already established himself as a fan favorite in the bj-league. The league'
Entering this season, six-time All-Star Cohey Aoki had made 1,255 baskets plus 983 free throws, while converting an astonishing 89.2 percent of his shots at the foul line in 8,642 minutes of playing time in the regular season since the league's
Staff writer The bj-league will add a pair of new franchises for the 2013-14 season, and Cohey Aoki, the only six-time All-Star in league history, is returning to the capital city. Monday's announcements pave the way for a busy month of preparations