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#6 Sports Talk ― Rich Glesmann Builds Foundation for Ibaraki Robots in the B. League

The head coach, an American, is in his second season with the Robots, and working to establish a blueprint for success after the team’s promotion in 2021 to the B. League’s top division.

Listen in as Rich Glesmann analyzes key differences between the pro basketball league’s first (22 current teams) and second divisions (14). The Ibaraki Robots head coach gets down to personal matters in a chat with JAPAN Forward sports editor Ed Odeven. Glesmann talks about the B. League, coaching through COVID-19, and his own career path from the NCAA Division III to the present day. He offers views about some of B1’s top teams, players and coaches, and shares insights about coaching a team in its first season after moving up to the top division.

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Author: Ed Odeven

Follow Ed on JAPAN Forward’s [Japan Sports Notebook] here on Sundays, in [Odds and Evens] here during the week, and Twitter @ed_odeven.

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