Cohen-Mintz, Tanny : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum

Cohen-Mintz, Tanny

Tanhum Cohen-Mintz

The 6'8" Israeli center, a member of the 1964 and 1965 European All-Star Team, was long considered Israel's all-time best athlete.

Birth and Death Dates:
b. Oct 8, 1939

Career Highlights:
Considered one of Europe's best pivotmen, Tanny played for Israel's national team 89 times between 1958-1971, and scored 1,076 points during that span. In 1961, he was selected as Israel's Sportsman of the Year. In 1964, he was the first Israeli to be named to the starting five of the European All-Stars; he repeated the honor the next year. In 1998, Ma'ariv named Cohen-Mintz one of Israel's five best basketball players in the nation's history.

Riga, Latvia

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