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Japan basketball team hires first female head coach

Japan basketball team hires first female head coach

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Natalie Nakase

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — A Japanese American woman became the first female head coach in the history of Japan’s professional men’s basketball league last Thursday, Nov. 24.

Natalie Nakase, who has experience as a head coach of a women’s team in Germany, was hired by the Saitama Broncos.

She replaces American coach Dean Murray, who was fired earlier Thursday for what the team said was a violation of his contract.

“I know these aren’t the best circumstances in which to be hired,” Nakase said on the team’s official website. “But I will do everything possible to get the job done. There is a lot of talent on this team.” Read the full story

Posted in Sports, Vol 30 No 49 | 12/3-12/9Comments (0)

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