Ex-Wildcat Geary leads Japanese team to championship

2013-05-20T13:00:00Z 2013-05-20T14:34:56Z Ex-Wildcat Geary leads Japanese team to championshipBruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
May 20, 2013 1:00 pm  • 

Former Wildcat guard Reggie Geary has quickly reached the top of the Japanese basketball world, leading Yokohoma to the championship of Japan's b-j league.

Geary already led Yokohama to a third-place finish as an expansion franchise last season.

“It’s incredible. It’s unbelievable,” Geary told the Japan Times. “I know this hasn’t set in yet, but these guys have been through so much this season and really have just shown such high character throughout the entire season.”

Geary is the first foreign coach to win a title in the b-j league, a fact he said he's proud of.

“There’s been a lot of great coaches, Japanese, American, Europeans that have competed in this league," Geary told the Japan Times. "And for me to be the first one I take great honor and I will continue to work hard.”

Geary's top import players this season were Draelon Burns of DePaul and Thomas Kennedy of Detroit.

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