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Vietnamese hoopsters to take on VBA opposition before SEA Games

By Harry Hodge Todd Purves knows it takes time to build a contender. And with a men’s national team a scant two years from returning to regional basketball, Vietnam is still feeling its way with the SEA Games approaching fast … Continue reading

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Word Magazine August 2017: VBA season 2.0

The Vietnam Basketball Association (VBA) is set to hoop it up for its second season, with new expectations and a new franchise. Words Harry Hodge. Entrepreneur Henry Nguyen has never been accused of thinking small. Wearing multiple hats as the … Continue reading

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Singleton leaves VBA’s Catfish for Heat

By Harry Hodge The times they are a-changin’ in Vietnamese basketball. Weeks after the bombshell announcement of Vietnam Basketball Assocation (VBA) and national team head coach Tony Garbelotto leaving SE Asia to coach the Glasgow Rocks franchise, his successor was … Continue reading

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SAIGON TIMES JUNE 2017: The Kanonos will make you say yes yes to surf rock

By Harry Hodge During his several years in Saigon’s music scene, Bryon Rudd has been a bit of a shapeshifter. Well-known for his time as a creative force with experimental music outfit Space Panther, collaborating with local artists and merging … Continue reading

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Sport in Saigon/May 2017: Hanoi ballers rejoice as Thang Long Warriors added to VBA 2.0

By Harry Hodge There they grow again! Capitalizing on the groundswell of popularity across the country during the first season of the Vietnam Basketball Association (VBA), the fledgling league has opted to expand in the national capital region as it … Continue reading

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Lions roar to semifinal sweep of Saigon Heat

By Harry Hodge David vs. Goliath. Frodo vs. Sauron. The Saigon Heat vs. the Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions. The comparisons could go on forever; the top-scoring team in the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) led by record-setting scorer Marcus Elliott … Continue reading

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Heat bench get minutes in season-ending loss

By Harry Hodge For the Singapore Slingers and Saigon Heat, the final game of the regular season provided rest for some and rare playing time for others. With both teams having clinched playoff berths, the Slingers’ 86-71 victory would have … Continue reading

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