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Ed Odeven

Ed Odeven, an Arizona State University graduate, is a veteran sports journalist based in Tokyo. He is The Japan Times’ chief basketball reporter.


Mavericks guard J.J. Barea envisions future as a coach

Point guard J.J. Barea is one of two players on the Dallas Mavericks roster with 10 or more years of experience in...

NBA honors Kevin Love for his efforts to raise awareness for mental health

Kevin Love brings passion and dedication to his job whenever he steps onto a basketball court. The Cleveland Cavaliers veteran forward displays...

Yes, there are Jazz reporters in Salt Lake City

Every now and then, a memo or email or short piece of information provides comic relief from the more serious aspects of...

The game within the game: Trae Young puts his stamp on Hawks’ identity

It’s early in Trae Young’s pro career, but he’s already displayed the athleticism, smarts and jaw-dropping performances time after time to grab...

Rutgers’ C. Vivian Stringer achieves another coaching milestone

Last week, longtime Rutgers University women’s basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer recorded her 500th victory at the school. The Scarlet Knights opened...

A quick look at Julius ‘Dr. J’ Erving’s sensational dunking ability

Here’s something fun to kick off the work week: a Dr. J slam dunk highlight reel. Action-packed footage of...

Marques Johnson visits Don Nelson in Hawaii

It's well-known that Don Nelson has a lot of free time on his hands nowadays. He's enjoying a life of luxury and...

Brad Stevens in awe of Spurs’ winning ways

During the Boston Celtics’ weekend visit to Texas, bench boss Brad Stevens weighed in on the San Antonio Spurs’ sustained excellence.

Indiana University coach Archie Miller: ‘There’s no load management in college basketball’

Load management is a phrase that won’t go away anytime soon. That said, coaches use different approaches to decide...

Impressive debut: Heat rookie Kendrick Nunn excels early in season

The Miami Heat lost iconic star Dwyane Wade to retirement at the end of last season, but a new star has emerged...