Basketball

Blatt reflects on 'dream come true'

By Simon Griver, June 27, 2014

David Blatt has been appointed Chief Coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Blatt, 55, has made NBA history by becoming the first-ever person to be handed a chief coaching position without any prior experience in the NBA. He has signed a three-year deal and one-year extension option that could be worth as much as $20 million with performance bonuses.

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Blatt seals Cleveland move

By Simon Griver, June 24, 2014

David Blatt has been appointed Chief Coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Blatt, 55, has made NBA history by becoming the first-ever person to be handed a chief coaching position without any prior experience in the NBA. He has signed a three-year deal and a one-year extension option that could be worth as much as $20 million with performance bonuses.

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Blatt ready to fill his boots

By Simon Griver, June 19, 2014

David Blatt is locked in negotiations to join an NBA club after stepping down at Euroleague champions Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Blatt is reportedly the frontrunner to take over at the Cleveland Cavaliers and has been offered the job of chief assistant coach at the Golden State Warriors. He has also been linked with Minnesota and Atlanta.

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Blatt's in a league of his own

By Danny Caro, May 23, 2014

There can be no greater feeling than walking into your boss’s office and shouting ‘show me the money’.

That probably didn’t cross David Blatt’s mind after Maccabi Tel Aviv’s heroic Euroleague success, but it appears he has bigger fish to fry following an achievement that few outside of Israel thought possible.

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Maccabi deserved Euroleague title, says Pnini

By Simon Griver, May 23, 2014

Guy Pnini described Maccabi Tel Aviv’s epic victory in the Euroleague final as "a dream come true".

The Israeli club were crowned champions of Europe for a sixth time after beating Real Madrid 98-86 in overtime in the final in Milan.

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Maccabi crowned European champions

By Simon Griver, May 19, 2014

Shimon Peres led the tributes to Maccabi Tel Aviv Electra who overcame all the odds to claim their sixth Euroleague title.

A 98-86 victory over Real Madrid saw Maccabi send their 9,000 supporters into dreamland at the final four competition in Milan.

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Maccabi eyes a final shot

By Simon Griver, May 16, 2014

Maccabi Tel Aviv will strive to recapture the glory days of the last decade in this weekend’s Euroleague basketball final-four in Milan.

The five-times European champions have not lifted the Euroleague crown since back-to-back triumphs in 2004 and 2005, and have not reached the final-four since 2011.

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King Casspi shows true colours

By Simon Griver, January 31, 2014

Omri Casspi hit top form in the NBA, leading the Houston Rockets to a 119-98 victory against Sacramento Kings, his former club.

Houston marketed the match as ‘Israel Day’ in honour of Casspi who rose to the occasion, scoring a season-high 20 points. In the region of 450 Israelis attended the game, 3,000 Israeli flags were handed out and Casspi spoke about Israel at half-time.

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Dinner to spearhead EMG basketball medal bid

December 16, 2013

Team Maccabi GB’s Basketball set-up for the European Maccabi Games 2015 has been announced.

Sport Chair Marc Dinner will be oversee the Management Team which includes coaches Tamir Grant, Craig Harris and Jason Rosenblatt. Team managers to be appointed at a later date.

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de Hond was the true star

By Danny Caro, November 29, 2013

You could almost hear a pin drop when Marc de Hond took to the stage at the Maccabi GB Sports Awards the other night.

He gave an emotional account about how he went from a fit, happy-go-lucky youngster with a big sporting dream to rock bottom overnight following a spinal cord injury.

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