Tag Archives: Vietnam

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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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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Vietnam travel for those aged three months to six decades; what NOT to do

  By Harry Hodge It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Well, mostly it was the worst. It was our family trip to Hanoi. The kicker was this trip had so many moving parts: My … Continue reading

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How I turned a traffic argument into a free coffee

By Harry Hodge So a couple of days ago I posted about an argument I had with a fellow motorist in Saigon. I got mixed reactions from people; most Vietnamese said this was unwise, he might be mafia, etc. Most … 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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Pre-Tet fender bender leads to fat lip, bruised ego

So it coulda been worse. My little update on Facebook is pretty much all I want to say about my pre-Tet motorbike accident… It was on a Saturday, I went over the handlebars and into the sidewalk face first. I … Continue reading

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