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Ryota Matsuoka, Shibuya Sunrockers Director of Basketball Operations

Sports Business Secrets

Season 3 || Episode 460

Today’s guest is Ryota Matsuoka, Director of Basketball of Basketball Operations for the Shibuya Sunrockers in Japan's BLeague!

In my opinion, his job is one of the most important pieces of an international club. He scouts, he coaches, he gathers intel, he translates. But at the end of the day, he finds a way to support whatever needs to get done.

Today we talked about:

  • growing up playing hoops and his love for the NBA

  • his first opportunity to work in sports

  • how learning English impacted his career

  • being called up to be the youngest GM in Japan

  • an overview of the Japanese leagues

  • his transition to Shibuya Sunrockers

  • the exciting plan for the future of the BLeague

  • his NBA aspirations

  • and much more

Appreciate you tuning in. Hope you enjoy!

You can listen to the full episode by clicking here:


Connect with Ryota:

LinkedIn --> here

Twitter --> here

Instagram --> here


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