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[8/21/2013] Hiroki Kokubo reportedly a top managerial candidate for Samurai Japan

by on Aug.21, 2013 @ 1:08 pm, under NPB, WBC

According to Sports Hochi, former Softbank Hawk Hiroki Kokubo (forty-one) is a top candidate to become Samurai Japan's first standing manager.  If Kokubo is selected as manager, it will be his job to manage the NPB's "thirteenth team" and prepare it for international competition.

The NPB replied to the reports by saying that while the Samurai Japan Operations Division was beginning to consider candidates, it was still too early to finalize any decisions.  They had nothing to say about Kokubo being a possible candidate.

Source: Sports Hochi 8/20/2013, Sports Hochi 8/21/2013