Plethora of signings as Israel Basketball’s silly season begins

Jun 20, 2024 | Holyland Hoops

The Israel basketball season may have come to an end, but the silly season has just begin with signings galore and a plentiful amount of transactions and rumors are filling up the social media networks.

Let’s take a look at all of the recent moves.


Amit Sherf – Photo credit: Yehuds Halickman

Amit Sherf joined Nes Ziona after having coached his first full season with Hapoel Holon last year.

Yehu Orland – Photo Credit: FIBA

Yehu Orland becomes the new bench boss at Bnei Herzliya and will make his first division debut on the sidelines after coaching Maccabi Raanana last season.

Sharon Avrahami – Photo credit: Yehuda Halickman

The Coach of the Year award winner Sharon Avrahami moves from Kiryat Ata to Hapoel Gilboa Galil.

Eldad Bentov – Photo credit: Yehuda Halickman

Eldad Bentov moves from the assistant post at Kiryat Ata and becomes the new head coach.

Yonatan Alon – Photo credit: Dov Halickman

In addition, Yonatan Alon had the interim coach tag lifted as he was appointed as Hapoel Jerusalem’s head coach while Dan Shamir was named general manager after having been the Bnei Herzliya head coach last season.

Dan Shamir – Photo credit: Yehuda Halickman

However, Bnei Herzliya have issued a statement that Shamir is still under contract and had requested to take a break which they agreed to. He has not been released from his contract and won’t be unless they receive compensation.


Point guard Joe Ragland joins Hapoel Tel Aviv after a season in Greece with Peristeri. The floor general previously played for Hapoel Holon where he helped the club win the 2022 league title and also featured for Hapoel Eilat.

Kendale McCullum – Photo Credit: Yehuds Halickman

Kendale McCullum and Adam Ariel both ink extensions with Maccabi Ramat Gan for the upcoming campaign.

Drew Crawford – Photo credit: Yehuda Halickman

Drew Crawford moves from Hapoel Holon to Maccabi Ramat Gan.

Amin Stevens – Photo Credit: Yehuda Halickman

Amin Stevens joins Maccabi Ramat Gan as well after starring for Kiryat Ata.

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