Hirokazu Nema
Shiga Lakestars
PositionU15 coach
Personal information
Born (1979-05-12) May 12, 1979 (age 44)
Tomigusuku, Okinawa
Listed height186 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Listed weight83 kg (183 lb)
Career information
High schoolChatan (Chatan, Okinawa)
CollegeHosei University
Playing career2002–2008
Coaching career2008–present
Career history
As player:
2002-2005Yokohama Giga Cats
2005-2006Fukuoka Red Falcons
2006-2008Toyama Grouses
As coach:
2008-2010Toyama Grouses (asst)
2008Toyama Grouses (interim)
2010-2011Shiga Lakestars (asst)
2011Shiga Lakestars
2011-2013Shiga Lakestras (asst)
2014-2015Gunma Crane Thunders (asst)
2015-2016Gunma Crane Thunders
2016-2017Hiroshima Dragonflies (asst)
2017-2019Shiga Lakestars (asst)

Hirokazu Nema (根間洋一, Nema Hirokazu) is a Japanese basketball coach and former player. He is currently the U15 coach of the Shiga Lakestars in the Japanese B.League.[1]

Early life

Nema was born in Okinawa, Japan, in 1979. He attended Chatan Senior High School and later Hosei University.[2]

Playing career

Nema played professionally for six seasons in the JBL Super League and the bj league from 2002 to 2006.[3]

Coaching career

After his playing career came to an end, Nema got into coaching in 2008. He served as an interim coach for the Toyama Grouses after head coach Masato Fukushima was fired on 28 November 2008 and until the hiring of former Japan national team center Takatoshi Ishibashi on 9 December 2008.[4] In 2015, he was hired as the head coach of the Gunma Crane Thunders.[3]

Head coaching record

Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win–loss %
Playoffs PG Playoff games PW Playoff wins PL Playoff losses PW–L % Playoff win–loss %
Team Year G W L W–L% Finish PG PW PL PW–L% Result
Shiga Lakestars 2011 16 11 5 .688 4th in Western 5 2 3 .400 Lost in 2nd round
Gunma Crane Thunders 2015-16 52 22 30 .423 9th in Eastern - - - -


  1. ^ Shiga Lakes Trains (7 March 2018). "根間洋一AC兼U15HC、小川伸也AC兼BO部門マネージャー就任のお知らせ". Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  2. ^ "第32回[Jバスケ対談vol.2]根間洋一(滋賀レイクスターズAC) 2018". jbasket.jp (in Japanese). 6 August 2018. Retrieved 29 December 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Okinawan Hirokazu Nema named head coach of Gunma". japanupdate.com. 23 June 2015. Retrieved 29 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Ishibashi named Grouses' new coach". The Japan Times. 10 December 2008. Retrieved 29 December 2019.