Ed Odeven Reporting

From June 2013

By Ed Odeven
TOKYO — It has been six years since Marcus Toney-El played his final game for the Saitama Broncos. The versatile forward, who enjoyed dishing out nicknames to teammates and bringing smiles to fans’ faces during his two seasons in Japan, moved on to Australia before embarking on a coaching career. He also played pro ball in the Dominican Republic before coming to Japan.

His first stop in the college coaching ranks: Fairleigh Dickinson University in his native New Jersey. He served as the Knights’ associate head coach the past two seasons and was on the team’s coaching staff for three seasons.

I recently caught up with Toney-El, who starred at Seton Hall University (2000-04), to gain some perspective on his career and his overall thoughts on the game.

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You have been involved in coaching for a few years now. So what’s…

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