Hansen: Meet the Omaha father of Afghan basketball
Tom Gouttierre, bottom left, poses with members of both teams after a game between Kabul's Habibia and its rival. A Sports Illustrated story this week focuses on Gouttierre's role as the father of Afghan basketball during his Peace Corps service in the 1960s.
Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 12:00 am
He spent the Fourth of July on his knees in his Omaha attic, sifting through the dusty mementos of a career and a life that sometimes seems to him more like a movie or a dream.
Finally, near the attic's back wall, Tom Gouttierre found the unmarked cardboard box for which he searched.
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013 12:00 am.