*Today's basketball report in its entirety from The Japan Times.
*Featured interview on FIBA.com with ex-Tokyo Apache coach Bob Hill.
*Former Niigata Albirex BB coach Masaya Hirose is now serving in a supporting role as a coach on Japan Under 18's boys national team.
*On a related note, this may be the worst website in the history of pro basketball. It belongs to the JBL's Levanga Hokkaido.
Today in Sendai, the 89ers greeted fans before the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles baseball game at Kleenex Stadium.
As Sendai coach Bob Pierce observed, "Warm response. We lined up on the field and (guard Takehiko) Shimura said a few words. Many fans knew who the players were and asked to take pictures outside the stadium."
Good chance for free publicity and to connect with the community.