Japan hoop legend Kohama dead at 84

Basketball Jan 13, 2017

Japan hoop legend Kohama dead at 84

by Ed Odeven

Mototaka Kohama, affectionately known as the "Godfather of Japanese basketball," died on Thursday. He was 84. Kohama passed away from pneumonia at a Tokyo hospital. He had been battling cancer. The coaching legend's lifelong passion for the game inspired generations of players and coaches in Japan. ...