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Orix Buffaloes: Akinobu Okada to take a leave of absence, Hiroshi Moriwaki named interim manager

by on Sep.25, 2012 @ 3:08 pm, under NPB
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The Buffaloes announced today that Akinobu Okada and head coach Nobuhiro Takashiro will take a leave of absence, beginning today.  Chief position player coach Hiroshi Moriwaki will take over as interim manager.

Source: Daily Sports 9/25/2012

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UPDATE @ 5:37pm - Okada spoke to reporters today and said that he was a little confused as to why Orix gave him a leave of absence after they asked him to finish out the rest of the season.  Source: Daily Sports 9/25/2012

UPDATE 9/26 @ 12:30am - Quotes from various personnel...

Buffaloes: "Since we are now guaranteed a last place finish, we felt it best to look forward to next season as soon as possible. "  Source: Nikkan Sports 9/25/2012

Manager Okada: "I had no idea.  I came prepared to manage today's game...  After all, they told me they wanted me to stay until the end [of the season]...  I told the players I would be happy if they could remember everything they worked on over the last three years and use that to help them improve."  Source: Sponichi 9/25/2012

Interim coach Moriwaki: "I want to use the remaining time to set goals and work toward them.  It is during tough times like this that your true worth is tested.  As professionals, we have to do our very best."  Source: Nikkan Sports 9/25/2012

Head coach Takashiro: "It makes me sad to suddenly hear today that I am no longer needed.  The manager and I were prepared to work until October 8 and now we can not."  Source: Nikkan Sports 9/25/2012

Team director Yoshio Murayama: "It is becoming difficult to see what the team goals are.  We need to improve and continue to build up for next season.  I want them to play games that appeal to the fans."  Source: Nikkan Sports 9/25/2012

Orix Buffaloes' player's chairman Fumihiro Suzuki: "We have not put up any results.  There is nothing we can say."  Source: Nikkan Sports 9/25/2012

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Orix Buffaloes: Head coach Nobuhiro Takashiro would like to resign

by on Sep.24, 2012 @ 8:16 pm, under NPB
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The media learned today that head coach Nobuhiro Takashiro informed the Orix Buffaloes that he wants to resign at the end of the season and accept his share of the responsibility for the team's poor performance.  An official announcement has not yet been made, but the team is expected to accept Takashiro's resignation.

Source: Daily Sports 9/24/2012, Sports Hochi 9/24/2012

UPDATE 9/25 @ 7:55pm - Takashiro informed the team of his thoughts on Sunday, one day after they announced that this was going to be Akinobu Okada's last year.  Source: Sponichi 9/24/2012

Nobuhiro Takashiro joins Orix staff as head coach

by on Nov.02, 2010 @ 6:41 pm, under NPB
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The Orix Buffaloes announced today that Nobuhiro Takashiro joined the staff as Ichi-gun head coach.

Takashiro got his start as a fielding / base-running coach for Hiroshima in 1990.  Between 1999 and 2001, he  was the Chunichi's Ichi-gun fielding / base-running coach, then became fielding / base-running coach for the Nippon Ham Fighters in 2002.  After a year with the Fighters, he was hired as an Ichi-gun head / fielding / base-running coach for the Chiba Lotte Marines for one season.  Takashiro then returned to Chunichi as a general chief coach between 2004 and 2008.  In 2009 he was an INF / base-running coach for Japan at the WBC.

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Nobuhiro Takashiro and Osamu Fukuma to join Orix coaching staff?

by on Sep.27, 2010 @ 8:14 am, under NPB
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The Orix Buffaloes are apparently planning on inviting former WBC infield / base-running coach Nobuhiro Takashiro and former Hanshin Tigers coach Osamu Fukuma to be a part of their coaching staff next season.

The Buffaloes feel Takashiro would be a good fit as their head coach.  Takashiro has experience as a head coach from his days with Lotte (2003) and was also a general coach for position players when he worked in the Chunichi origanization (2004-2008).  He was also the infield / base-running coach for the 2009 WBC team.  Takashiro spent 2010 as a coach for the Hanwha Eagles.

Fukuma worked with Akinobu Okada in the past when both were employed by the Hanshin Tigers.

Orix has also asked current chief coach, Shinya Kobayashi, to join the front office.

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