Sharon Drucker takes the reins of the Israel Women’s National Team

Oct 11, 2021 | Holyland Hoops

Sharon Drucker who was recently appointed as the new head coach of the Israel Women’s National Basketball Team was officially introduced at a festive press conference at the Israel Basketball Association headquarters in Tel Aviv.


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The 54-year old has been coaching professionally since 1999 and won the ULEB Cup back in 2004 with Hapoel Jerusalem. In addition to working in Israel with the youth national teams, Drucker has also coached in Russia, Greece, Belgium and Lithuania but this will be the first time that he will be the bench boss of a women’s team.

Israel will be a co-host of the Eurobasket in 2023 with Slovenia as Drucker will look to get his squad into prime shape to compete for continental glory.

“I’m happy to be here and I want to thank all those involved for making his happen. This I’ll be the first time that I will be a national team coach in the women’s division. I debated with myself if I should take on this challenge and I believe that we are at an important stage in women’s basketball. Since taking on this role I’ve met with a number of people as well as some of the players to understand what issues there are as well as all of the positives. This was also an opportunity to present my plan of action to the association. On November 11th we have our first game against Latvia and we will do the best preparation as we can.”

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