It’s in the hot news box above but I thought I’d cull this out.
“Hovasse in town before he heads to Japan where he will coach a women’s professional team with strong Japanese national team ties”.
As strange as this may initially sound, it makes a lot of sense. Hovasse played in Japan for several years, he worked there for Toyota in the off season, is married to a Japanese woman, and speaks fairly fluent Japanese. I think the unstated, but hinted at, message here is that Hovasse will be headed back to Japan to prepare the Japanese national team for an Olympic run.
What Tom will be giving up though is a very very lucrative job with a mobile/wireless telecommunications technology company in San Diego. I can only guess that the Japanese must be paying him fairly well.