HOOP SCOOP COLUMN FLASHBACK – Cummings, father share hoop bond

This column appeared in The Japan Times.

A parent’s pride can be an impossible thing to hide during a long conversation, especially when the subject matter is a son or daughter’s success in their chosen profession.

And if it’s a reporter probing that individual for hints of satisfaction, or tidbits that reveal their innermost thoughts on their offspring, dead silence is not what you would expect on the other end of the phone line.

That was certainly the case on Friday morning in Japan, when I dialed up longtime NBA forward Terry Cummings in Atlanta to talk about his son, T.J. For the elder Cummings, it was immediately evident that he’s quite proud of T.J., who has followed in his footsteps as a professional basketball player.



B. LEAGUE NOTEBOOK – Sunrockers still a work in progress under new coach Toews | The Japan Times

Naturally, a 60-game season, starting in September and ending in May, doesn’t involve the same preparations as a five-day tournament. Adjustments are more

Source: Sunrockers still a work in progress under new coach Toews | The Japan Times

HOOP SCOOP column flashback – Apache coach Hill helped prepare Griffin for NBA

Dribbling one basketball while running or walking, gliding through a maze of defenders or with a hand in your face is a challenging task for anybody, even

Source: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2011/02/20/basketball/bj-league/apache-coach-hill-helped-prepare-griffin-for-nba/

FROM THE ARCHIVES (Sports Scope column) – Shiraishi credits sailing career to mentor Tada | The Japan Times

‘Ask yourself when you last spent a single day with no human contact — then multiply this by 100!’ — VELUX 5 OCEANS pre-race press release. Thi

Source: Shiraishi credits sailing career to mentor Tada | The Japan Times

B. League Notebook: Namizato, White make return; ex-NBA swingman Childress on move to San-en

Familiar faces are returning to Japan pro basketball as some teams make moves to shake up their rosters. Nearly one-fourth of the way through the inaugural …

Source: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2016/11/17/basketball/b-league/namizato-white-make-return-ex-nba-swingman-childress-move-san-en/