Tanhum Cohen-Mintz (also "Tanchum or Tani" and "Cohen-Minz"; October 8, 1939 – October 11, 2014) was an Israeli professional basketball player. He was 6'8 1⁄2" (2.04 m ) tall, and he played at the center position.
|Born||October 8, 1939|
|Died||October 11, 2014 (aged 75)|
Tel Aviv, Israel
|Listed height||6 ft 8.5 in (2.04 m)|
|Listed weight||210 lb (95 kg)|
|1956–1972||Maccabi Tel Aviv|
|Career highlights and awards|
Cohen-Mintz started his sporting career in tennis, following the footsteps of his mother, Edith Cohen-Mintz, who was Israel's women's tennis champion for several years in the 1950s. He himself was Israel's junior tennis champion. He was viewed on the tennis court by legendary basketball coach Yehoshua Rozin, who was impressed by his height and athletic abilities. Rozin convinced Cohen-Mintz to convert to basketball.
Hall of FameEdit
According to some sources, Tanhum Cohen Mintz is a member of the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, having been inducted in 1992, but his name appears neither in the list of the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame inductees nor in the list of the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame inductees.
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