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Some more coaching changes: Lions and Eagles

by on Oct.26, 2009 @ 3:01 pm, under NPB

Rakuten Eagles

...Ni-gun manager Masanori Matsui has been dismissed.

Seibu Lions

...The following coaching changes were announced:

Takehiro Hashimoto > Ichi-gun pitching coach (offer)

Yusuke Kawada > Ni-gun fielding / base running coach reassigned to Ichi-gun

Yasutomo Suzuki > Ni-gun fielding / base running coach

Kazuyoshi Ono > Ichi-gun pitching coach reassigned to Ni-gun

=== UPDATE 10/26/2009 9:20pm JST

Rakuten Eagles

The Eagles announced that the following 8 coaches will not return in 2010:

Hideki Hashigami - Head coach

Takahiro Ikeyama - Ichi-gun batting coach

Koichi Sekikawa - Ichi-gun assistant batting coach

Kento Sugiyama - Ichi-gun pitching coach

Shunji Nishi - Ichi-gun infield / base running coach

Manabu Satake - Ichi-gun outfield / base running coach

Masanori Matsui - Ni-gun manager

Yuji Serizawa - Ni-gun battery coach

=== UPDATE 10/27/2009 8:50am JST

Katsunori Nomura has decided that he will not return to the Eagles next year.

Said Katsunori, "It's not so much about making a break from my parents, but more about wanting to stand on my own two feet."

The fact that a bunch of other coaches were let go likely also factored into his decision.