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JPN – Wiseman appointed coach of Japan

TOKYO (JBA) - Japan haven’t made many headlines in basketball since hosting the 2006 FIBA World Championship.

Veteran American coach Thomas Wiseman will try to revive Japan’s fortunes after being named as the new national team boss this week.

The 60-year-old Wiseman, who hails from Illinois, has been coaching in the country for several years and currently holds the reins of JBL side Link Tochigi Brex.

The Japanese Basketball Association announced Wiseman’s appointment on their website.