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Ed Odeven

Ed Odeven covers primarily basketball for The Japan Times. He reported on a wide range of sports from the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Summer Games for this newspaper. A native of the Bronx, N.Y., Odeven is a graduate of Arizona State University. He previously worked for the Arizona Daily Sun in Flagstaff, Ariz., reporting on high school, collegiate, professional and Olympic sports (Flagstaff is a major international Olympic training site due to its high elevation) and writing a weekly column. His articles have appeared in Venezuela Online News, The Gleaner (Jamaica), the Monitor (Uganda), The Moscow Times, Swimming World Magazine and numerous other publications.

For Ed Odeven's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

/ Jul 28, 2017

AIBA chief Wu responds to ongoing rift, crisis

In the midst of an organizational crisis, the president of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) is fighting back. After AIBA employees were shut out of their offices on Wednesday, according to an AFP report, Wu Ching-kuo, who has been president of boxing's global amateur governing ...

Nash reflects on memorable time as Toyama coach

/ Jul 11, 2017

Nash reflects on memorable time as Toyama coach

Bob Nash's passion for basketball is as visible as a Hawaiian rainbow on a clear day. For Nash, playing and coaching the game he loves has always been special. Which is why leaving the Toyama Grouses after five seasons at the helm wasn't easy for Nash, ...

Walters lands spot on Pistons staff

/ Jul 1, 2017

Walters lands spot on Pistons staff

Rex Walters has joined the Detroit Pistons as an assistant coach and will work on Stan Van Gundy's staff next season. Walters, 47, served as the Grand Rapids Drive head coach last season, guiding the Pistons' NBA Development League (now known as the NBA G ...

Katsuhisa named new Sunrockers head coach

/ Jun 30, 2017

Katsuhisa named new Sunrockers head coach

The Sunrockers Shibuya have appointed Geoffrey Katsuhisa as their new head coach. The B. League first-division club made the announcement on Thursday. The Sunrockers parted ways with Canadian BT Toews after the team was eliminated by the Kawasaki Brave Thunders in the first round of the ...

/ Jun 23, 2017

Andrisevic named new Hiroshima Dragonflies coach

Jamie Andrisevic, who served as an assistant coach for the Kyoto Hannaryz last season, has been hired as the new bench boss of the Hiroshima Dragonflies, the B. League second-division squad announced Friday. Andrisevic, 35, replaces Kenichi Sako, who guided the club from its inception ...