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Ed Odeven

Ed Odeven, an Arizona State University graduate, is a veteran sports journalist based in Tokyo. He was The Japan Times’ longtime chief basketball reporter.
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Remembering Elgin Baylor’s NBA debut

Elgin Baylor passed away earlier this week at age 86. The NBA legend delivered the blueprint for the game's aerial evolution during his illustrious...

Elizabeth Jiao promotes basketball, connects Memphis Grizzlies with Chinese fans

Elizabeth (Huayi) Jiao has a unique job that combines her love of basketball with her passion for promoting the game. And it's an ideal occupation...

Remembering James Hardy

James Hardy, who teamed up with Bill Cartwright and others to lead the University of San Francisco men's basketball team to great heights in...

Lou Carnesecca, one of the all-time coaching greats

Lou Carnesecca guided the St. John's University men's basketball team with distinction and confidence for 24 memorable seasons, interrupted by a three-year absence as...

Remembering Bruce O’Neil, a basketball visionary

Bruce O'Neil was an integral part of international basketball for decades. He made a lasting impact on the coaching fraternity, on players' lives, on building...

Klay Thompson’s latest injury brings back memories of Norm Nixon

When Klay Thompson sustained a right Achilles tendon injury on Wednesday, the circumstances of his attempted comeback conjured up memories of Norm Nixon’s career...

In remembrance of John Thompson

Longtime Georgetown University basketball coach John Thompson couldn’t hide on the court. He was a giant (6 foot 10) and loomed large on the college...

Lionel ‘L-Train’ Simmons named to MAAC’s 40th anniversary team

More than 30 years after he played his final game for La Salle University, Lionel “L-Train” Simmons is being honored again for his sensational...

Byron Scott gets college degree 37 years after leaving Arizona State

Decades after the start of his successful NBA career began with the Los Angeles Lakers, Byron Scott returned to Arizona State University and earned...

Dwane Casey delivers thoughtful remarks in aftermath of George Floyd’s death

Detroit Pistons head coach Dwane Casey lived through the painful desegregation of public schools and the turbulent 1960s. He's also seen that there hasn't...

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