Dijon Thompson inks with Saigon Heat

Dijon Thompson inks with Saigon Heat

Saigon Heat from Vietnam (ASEAN League) announced American player Dijon Thompson (201 cm, UCLA´05) for the 2014-15 season. Dijon Thompson played the 2013-14 season for BC Nizhny Novgorod (Russia-VTB) and averaged 10.5 ppg and 5.9 rpg in 21 games. He also appeared in 15 EuroCup games where he logged 13.5 ppg and 8.2 rpg. Thompson also […]

Coach Jason Rabedeaux dies at 49

Coach Jason Rabedeaux dies at 49

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – Saigon Heat (Vietnam-ASEAN League) head coach Jason Rabedeaux passed Monday morning. He was 49 years old. Rabedeaux was head coach of UTEP in the NCAA from 1999 to 2002. He also served as director of Basketball Operations for Marquette University in 2007-08. From there he moved on to coach […]

Vietnam Saigon’s maiden season huge success

Vietnam Saigon’s maiden season huge success

Despite it being their maiden season, Vietnam’s Saigon Heat boasts one of the best stadium attendance records in the league, successfully filled up Tan Binh Stadium for every one of their home games in Season 3. During their 10 home games, not only did 2,500 screaming fans, including big name celebrities in Vietnam, shake the […]

Saigon Heat surprise winner of ASEAN League

Saigon Heat finished their inaugural ASEAN League season on a high note. They toppled the Bangkok Cobras away from home to earn the 8th win. Jonathan Jones (211-C-79) fired 32 points and grabbed 16 boards to lead the effort. The Cobras stunned the visitors in the opening frame. They ensured a 22:9 lead after ten […]