Saturday, June 16, 2012

Random Taiwanese bball news: Chiu to coach in China again

Dacin head coach Chiu Ta-tsun was reported to be coaching in China again and has resigned as the head coach of Taiwan national second team in this year’s WIlliams Jones Cup. Chiu was reportedly to be signing an one-year contract with Jiangsu, where he coached before.

Taiwan NT to play in friendlies in Japan
Local media reported that Taiwan NT has accepted an invitation from Japan, which will host the Asian Cup at Tokyo in September, in a friendly tournament which will be played at the same venue the Asian Cup is going to use.

Details of the tournament are not disclosed.

Taiwan NT opened its training camp 10 days earlier than it was planned for the friendlies. Head coach Hsu Chin-tse said it would be a great opportunity to warm up for the Asian Cup. However, Lin Chih-chieh and Tien Lei will sit out the tourney for various reasons and Tseng Wen-ting could also miss the tournament.

Lin named Yulon head coach
Yulon Luxgen announced that Chiu Chi-yi, who made his head coaching last season, will become an assistant this year and former assistant Lin Cheng-ming would be the team’s new head coach next year.

Lin, a long-time Yulon assistant, is also the head coach of the Nen-ren High School in the HBL.

Under Chiu, Yulon finished a disappointing 16-14 last season ranking fourth in the seven-team SBL and lost 4-1 in the semifinal round to eventual champion Pure Youth.

Yang Ching-min signs with Shanxi Zhongyu
Former Taiwan Beer forward/guard Yang Ching-min has signed a three-year deal with Shanxi Zhongyu and became the seventh Taiwanese player to play in China in recent years, following the footsteps of Lin Chih-chieh, Chen Hsin-an, Lee Hsueh-lin, Tseng Wen-ting, Wu Tai-hao and Hong Chih-shan.