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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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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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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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Alab Pilipinas freeze Heat as postseason nears

By Harry Hodge The Saigon Heat were flying high, winners of four of their last five, heading into a big ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) Friday night. Alab Pilipinas brought the Vietnamese squad back to Earth, with a narrow 74-70 victory … Continue reading

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Lions roar to easy victory over hapless Heat

  By Harry Hodge Things were starting to look good for the Saigon Heat after some early season struggles. Then the Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions came to visit. Like a well-oiled machine, the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) newcomers cruised … Continue reading

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Sport in Saigon Dec. 2016: Heat shooting goes cold against visiting Slingers

By Harry Hodge The Saigon Heat hoped to open their fifth season at home with a bang, but it came off as more of a thud on Saturday. The Singapore Slingers head to 3-0 in the early going of this … Continue reading

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SAIGON TIMES July 2016: VBA’s Catfish hook American head coach

By Harry Hodge American Dave Singleton has seen the world coaching a game he loves. And now he’s bringing that drive to help grow the game of basketball in the Mekong Delta. Following last week’s launch of the Vietnam Basketball … Continue reading

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