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As an aside, let me say that the greatest forces for change are those who are willing to consistently speak their mind regardless of the consequences or those who they may tick off.

In that regard, Isaac Sojourner would be worthy of a lifetime achievement award if the Japan Basketball Association had any common sense. It’s the notion here, too, he’s a great ambassador for the game in Japan. If only the powers-that-be were willing and able to work with him, I think a lot of good could come from it.

Who are a few others with the brains and courage to make huge changes for the sport here in Japan? Let me know.

(Angie Taylor hit the nail on the head when talking about Isaac’s passion to spread the game of the basketball in the right way. Read about this in the latest Hoop Scoop.)