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East Asia Super League Unveils 2023-24 Schedule

The B.League's Chiba Jets and Ryukyu Golden Kings are set to play in the East Asia Super League along with clubs from South Korea, Taiwan and the Philippines.



East Asia Super League
Chiba Jets guard Yuki Togashi (left) and Ryukyu Golden Kings guard Keita Imamura are among the key players for their respective teams in the B.League and the upcoming East Asia Super League. (B.LEAGUE)

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The East Asia Super League has released its 2023-24 season schedule. Opening night is Wednesday, October 11, with the B.League's Chiba Jets playing host to TNT Tropang Giga at Funabashi Arena in the first game.

The Jets and Filipino club TNT are among four Group A teams for the tournament's group stage, which continues until January 2024.

In the schedule released on September 15, the Ryukyu Golden Kings, the reigning B.League champions, were assigned to Group B. Coach Dai Oketani's Kings face the Seoul SK Knights in the teams' opener on October 18 at Okinawa Arena, which hosted 10 days of FIBA Basketball World Cup matches from August 25-September 3.

The current EASL campaign features the champion and runner-up squads from the 2022-23 season from three countries' leagues in the region. They are the B.League (the Jets finished second), the Korean Basketball League (the Anyang JungKwanJang Red Boosters and Knights were first and second, respectively) and Taiwan's P. League+ (the Taipei Fubon Braves and New Taipei Kings were champions and runners-up). Also in the mix are top clubs from the 2023 Philippine Basketball Association's Governors' Cup: TNT and the Meralco Bolts.

Anyang, Taipei, Chiba and TNT are the Group A squads.

Group B is comprised of Seoul, New Taipei, Ryukyu and Meralco.

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