*First broadcast on January 6, 2022. In a Japanophiles interview, Peter Barakan meets Tom Hovasse, a basketball coach from the USA. After spending much of his playing career in Japan, Hovasse began coaching Japanese teams. In 2017 he was appointed head coach of the Japan women's national basketball team, and under his leadership they won a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics. Following that success, he was recently appointed to a new role: head coach of the men's team. Hovasse talks about his journey, and his coaching philosophy.
Peter Barakan meets Tom Hovasse, a basketball coach from the United States
Hovasse led the Japan women's national basketball team to an Olympic silver medal, and has now taken charge of the men's team