TOM WISMAN SIGN FOR YOKOHAMA B-CORSAIRS
The Yokohama B-Corsairs this week hired veteran bench boss Tom Wisman as an adviser.
The well-traveled Wisman guided the Tochigi Brex to a title in the B. League’s inaugural season last May. The team didn’t offer him a new contract, leaving the successful mentor of five national teams (Japan, England, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Qatar) and 23 league and cup championship looking for work.
The 68-year-old Wisman’s starts his new position as the B-Corsairs (4-13, worst record in the six-team Central Division) look to turn around their season. In his new job, Wisman will work with first-year coach Satoru Furuta, his staff and a roster that includes former NBA lottery pick Hasheem Thabeet.
COACH DONTE HILL AT THE PREGAME SHOW OF VBA FINALS
The adventure of Coach Donte Hill in Vietnam is not over yet. Right after the season with the Danang Basketball Team , Coach Hill has been invited as sport commentator at Final Talks , a pregame show of the VBA Finals. With the advent of the Vietnamese Basketball Association ( VBA), an influx of talented foreign-born players of Vietnamese decent and more constant exposure to international competition, Vietnam is looking their standing in the ASEAN Region.
MOSES MORGAN EXTENDS WITH SAIGON HEAT
Heritage Player Moses Morgan has reached an agreement with Saigon Heat . This will be the third season for Morgan in the ABL and with Saigon Heat. Last season the American/Thai Small Forward averaged 14ppg, 5rpg, 1.7apg in 15 games.
TYLER LAMB CONTINUES HIS THIRD ABL SEASON WITH HONG KONG
Tyler Lamb announced that he had agreed to terms with Hong Kong Eastern Sports Club for another ABL Season. Last season Hong Kong's Eastern Long Lions crowned Asean Basketball Champions and Lamb had an impressive season with 18.8ppg, 5.4rpg, 3.4apg, 2.5 steals in 25 games.
Michael Parker scored his 10,000th regular-season point in Japan pro hoops last weekend.
Michael Parker has quietly compiled impressive numbers throughout his pro basketball career in Japan.
The veteran forward’s success speaks for itself. He won four scoring titles in the bj-league, including a league-record 27.3 points per game in the 2010-11 season, establishing himself as a prolific point producer in a bygone era. This included a 53-point game on Nov. 7, 2010, the now-defunct circuit’s record that was only surpassed by Le’Bryan Nash’s 54-point output in a February 2016 game.
Last weekend, Parker added to his growing legacy as one of the legends of the game here. He surpassed the 10,000-point milestone in regular-season games.
It’s a testament to his longevity, hard work and all-around talents.
Parker is like a motor on the court. He’s always moving, always contributing, always demonstrating that he’s a vital component for his team.
The Chiba Jets Funabashi star doesn’t need to proclaim his greatness or rattle off a list of accomplishments to prove that he deserves greater acclaim for his pro career. For Parker, there’s always another game to play, another win to chase after.
Interview with Clyde Drexler
Check out the interview with Clyde Drexler : Real Talk about Today's game
Hoop Story chops it up with original Dream Teamer and NBA Champion Clyde “The Glide” Drexler. The two-time Hall-of-Famer is not known for doing many interviews, so we feel expecially honored to have the opportunity to sit down with this true basketball legend. Never one to bite his tongue, Clyde “The Glide” discusses topics like the demise of the traditional NBA big man, a lack of work ethic in today’s athletes, NBA draft age restrictions, Magic Johnson and the Los Angeles Lakers, the NCAA’s unwillingness to pay student-atheletes and the overestimation of analytics in today’s game.
RICK RICKERT EXTENDS WITH CYBERDYNE IBARAKI
Veteran Rick Rickert extended the contract for another season with Cyberdyne Ibaraki. ( D2 - Japan). During the basketball season 2016-2017 Rickert averaged impressive stats : 18.6ppg , 12.6rpg, 2.2apg, 2FGP - 53.3% . This will be the 7th season for Rickert in Japan.
JOSH PEPPERS RETURNS TO FUKUOKA
After winning the D3 Championship, Josh Peppers is ready to come back to Fukuoka and start his 4th season with the Rizing. Peppers had an amazing season last year averaging 16.4ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.6apg and 1.3 steals and helped the Team clinching the promotion to D2.
RUBEN BOYKIN CONTINUES THE BASKETBALL SEASON IN JAPAN
Power Forward - Ruben Boykin will continue the basketball season 2017-2018 in Japan with Tokyo Earthfriends ( B2 - League). This is the third season for Boykin in Japan, after Akita Happinets and Bambitious Nara.
MILES JACKSON CARTWRIGHT SIGN WITH S.OLIVER WUERZBURG
Miles Jackson Cartwright reached an agreement with S. Oliver Wuerzburg ( PRO B - Germany) for the basketball season 2017-2018. Cartwright already played in Germany with Hanau White Wings in 2015-2016 , where in 29 games he averaged 11ppg, 3.4rpg and 3.3apg.
EDWARD MORRIS AGREES WITH TOKYO HT FOR ANOTHER SEASON
Edward Morris reached an agreement with Tokyo HT to extend the contract for another season. Last season Morris played 50 games averaging 13.1ppg, 8.1rpg, 1.9apg, 2FGP 57.1%, 3PT 30%, FT 60%.
MICHAEL PARKER EXTENDS CONTRACT WITH CHIBA JETS
Michael Parker will continue the basketball season 2017-2018 with Chiba Jets. The veteran player will play his 10th season in Japan. Last season Parker averaged very impressive stats in 62 games: 12.8ppg, 8.5 rpg, 1.2 apg, 1.8 blocks, 2FGP 69%, FT 70%.
DREW VINEY CONTINUES WITH TOYAMA GROUSES
Drew Viney will continue the basketball season 2017-2018 with Toyama Grousers. This is the third season for Viney in Toyama, who joined the Grousers back in 2015 making the Bj League Finals.
JUSTIN REYNOLDS SIGN WITH YAMAGATA PASS LAB
After two years, Justin Reynolds comes back to Japan. The Power Forward reached an agreement with Yamagata Pass Lab for the season 2017-2018 . Reynolds already played for Tsukuba Robots in 2014 and 2015 and he played in Portugal with Oliveirense last season, where in 23 games he averaged 9.4ppg, 6.4 rpg, 2FGP 55%.
RICMONDS VILDE JOINS TOKYO EARTHFRIENDS IN JAPAN
Ricmonds Vilde has reached an agreement with Tokyo Earthfriends for the basketball season 2017-2018. The Latvian Center played previously in France , Latvia and he played College at Houston Baptist. Vilde has already joined the training camp in Tokyo and this is first experience in Japan.
COACH ZERICO PAVLICEVIC IS THE NEW HEAD COACH OF BAMBITIOUS NARA
Coach Zejiko Pavlicevic is the new Head Coach of Bambitious Nara in Japan. Coach Pavlicevic reached an agreement a few days ago with the Japanese Team for the basketball season 2017-2018. Pavlicevic is a long time experienced coach in Japan as he worked for the Japan National Team and many other teams such Chiba jets, Shimane, WakayamaTrians.
JOSEPH COOK IS THE NEW COACH OF YAMAGATA PASSLAB
Joseph Cook is the new head coach of Yamagata Pass Lab (B2 - Japan). After three season with Akita Happinets as Assistant Coach, Coach Cook came to an agreement with Yamagata Pass Lab to coach the Team for two seasons.
COACH DONTE HILL
Coach Donte Hill will be back to Vietnam to coach for the second season the Danang Dragons. After he clinched the Title in the VBA Season 2017, Coach Hill is back to Danang to prepare the Team for the new season.
COACH JAMIE DUNCAN EXTENDS THE CONTRACT WITH TOYOTA ANTELOPES
Coach Jamie Duncan reached an agreement with Toyota Antelopes for the basketball season 2017-2018. This will be the second season for Jamie Duncan , who will be working as Assistant Coach alongside with Coach Don Beck. In the season 2016-2017 Coach Duncan and the Japanese Team had a very successful season, reaching the WJBL finals.
MALBAS INKS JOSH RITCHART
Malbas Oresund Malmo (Basketligan) agreed terms with 25-year
old American power forward Josh Ritchart (206-107kg-92, college: Cal-Davis). He started the season at ASA Koroivos Amaliadas in Greek A1 league. In 5 games he had
7.8ppg and 4.4rpg this season. The last season Ritchart played at Bambitious Nara (BJ League) in Japan where in 49 games he
recorded 11.5ppg and 6.9rpg.The list of the past achievements is quite long as
among others his team won Big West Regular Season in 2015. Ritchart was also
voted All-Big West 2nd Team in 2015 at his college time.
Ritchart graduated from University of California -
Davis in 2015 and it is his second season as a professional player.