American basketball player turned coach Willard "Bill" Johnson, in Central, Hong Kong. Picture: Dickson Lee

From MIT to the Tibetan plateau: how a US basketball player and his team of nomads became stars of a documentary

Willard ‘Bill’ Johnson’s love of basketball has taken him all over the world, only to discover that his passion lies in coaching a team of former Tibetan nomads

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American basketball player turned coach Willard "Bill" Johnson, in Central, Hong Kong. Picture: Dickson Lee
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Kate Whitehead

Kate Whitehead

Kate Whitehead is a freelance journalist who worked on staff at the SCMP before editing Discovery magazine. She is the author of two Hong Kong crime books - After Suzie and Hong Kong Murders - and fully intends that the next book she writes will be less grizzly.