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Former Arizona Wildcats star Reggie Geary to coach third pro team in Japan



Reggie Geary will coach his third team in Japan next season (Yokohoma Corsairs picture)

Reggie Geary will coach his third team in Japan next season (Yokohoma B-Corsairs picture)

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Former Arizona Wildcats standout Steve Kerr is not the only pro coach in the news this week.

The Japan Times is reporting that Reggie Geary, another prominent Arizona Wildcats point guard, has left his head coaching position with the Chiba Jets to become the coach of the Mitsubishi Diamond Dolphins in Japan’s National Basketball League.

The 41-year-old Geary was head coach of the Jets for the last two seasons, leading the team to a 52-56 record. In the recently concluded 2014-15 season, he guided Chiba to the postseason as a wild-card team with a 34-20 record.

Before his stint with Chiba, Geary was head coach of the bj-league’s Yokohama B-Corsairs between 2011 and 2013. He earned the Coach of the Year award in the 2011-12 season and led the team to the bj-league championship the following year.

The Diamond Dolphins were 29-25 last season, good enough for second place in the Western Conference. They were swept by the Toyota Alvark in the first round of the playoffs.

Former UCLA and Pepperdine player Brendan Lane, a forward, is a member of the Diamond Dolphins.


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