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Maccabi Tel Aviv Basketball Team’s New Head Coach Neven Spahija

June 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

Maccabi Tel Aviv Basketball Club’s fans are in for an exciting change this season. The team which has won 51 Israeli Championships, 44 Israeli Cups and 6 League Cups is bringing back one of their successful coaches from the past. Maccabi general manager Nikola Vujcic has decided to go back to the [Read More]

Hapoel Jerusalem wins the Israel Basketball League Championship

June 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

Hapoel Jerusalem captured the Israel Basketball League Championship with an 83-76 victory over Maccabi Haifa at Yad Eliyahu in Tel Aviv. Jerome Dyson took home the MVP honors with a 30 point performance going 6/9 from beyond the arc while Curtis Jerrells dropped 21 points shooting 5/8 from 3-point [Read More]

Final 4 Bonus! What is “Willy Stuff”?

June 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

I was looking back at an article written by one of the great sports writers of our generation John Feinstein a hen he interviewed Willy Workman after Amherst captured the NCAA Division III title back in 2013. One of his teammates David Hixson spoke about “Willy Stuff” and I asked him [Read More]

Workman: “We stick together and bring great energy”

June 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

Willy Workman again impressed on Monday night helping his team to victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv in the semifinals of the Israel Basketball League with lots of hustle and hard work. He spoke to the Sports Rabbi about what the keys to the Greens success have been during the playoffs. “We [Read More]

Reds & Greens: Jerusalem & Haifa advance to the title game!

June 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Semifinals Game 1 Hapoel Jerusalem advanced to the Israel Basketball League Finals with a 93-76 victory over Rishon Le’Zion exacting revenge on the previous season’s final when the Wine City side bested the Reds to take the Championship. Jerome Dyson had a monster game with 23 points [Read More]

Jerrells, Dyson, Pianigiani: In it to win it

June 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Hapoel Jerusalem moved into the Final Four after coming back from the grave against Nahariya being down 0-2 to win the quarterfinal series with three straight wins. As the Reds prepare to face the defending champions Maccabi Rishon Le’Zion, the same side that defeated Jerusalem in the finals [Read More]

Quincy Miller: “It would be a Cinderella Story”

June 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Maccabi Tel Aviv’s MVP in their quarterfinal series sweep over Bnei Herzliya was undoubtedly Quincy Miller. The forward who had been hurt for the majority of the season has jelled so quickly with new Head Coach Arik Shivek. The veteran boss has privately challenged the big man and so far the [Read More]

Hapoel “Bank Yahav” Jerusalem Leading also in the stands

June 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Hapoel “Bank Yahav” Jerusalem – Leading also in the stands With the end of the regular season, and after the last home game for the 2016/17 season, here is a summary of the crowd record in our home game. Many words have been said on Hapoel “Bank Yahav” Jerusalem [Read More]

Workmanlike Willy Workman: “Aggressiveness is the mindset”

June 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

With the Israel Basketball Final Four beginning Monday night with Maccabi Rishon Le’Zion facing Hapoel Jerusalem and Maccabi Tel Aviv playing Maccabi Haifa, the Sports Rabbi had a chance to some of the personalities that will man the sidelines and those who will be on the court: Ofer Rahimi, [Read More]
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