Because of injury, Kitch MacPherson had to end his basketball playing days with the Hamilton Golden Flashes in 1941. He went on to coach the McNab Street Presbyterian Juniors to the Ontario title. He enlisted with the Sixth Canadian Antitank Regiment for the War effort and at the end of hostilities became the first Canadian to receive an international referees’ card and he was on his way to a glorious hoop career. Kitch was a founding member of the Ontario Association of Basketball Officials, worked 2 Pan Am Games and 2 Russian tours and became a life member of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials. Kitch, inducted into the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame in 1971, has received many other honours, but most importantly this legend was a mentor to scores of basketball referees.