The upcoming Basketball Japan League (bj-league) Final Four will pit Akita vs. Iwate in the East final and Hamamatsu vs. Shiga in the West final, followed by the title game and third-place tilt.
From The Japan Times archives, here are several in-depth interviews with players and coaches from those teams.
Iwate – Scootie Randall (http://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2014/12/01/basketball/bj-league/iwates-randall-stays-focused-winning/)
Shiga – head coach Koto Toyama (http://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2010/10/01/basketball/bj-league/rookie-coach-toyama-confident-first-time-out/
Hamamatsu – Nile Murry (http://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2007/02/11/basketball/bj-league/murry-relishing-shot-at-pro-ball/)