Farmar key to Israel success

By Simon Griver, March 15, 2012

Avner Koppel, the Israel Basketball Commissioner, will travel to America to persuade NBA star Jordan Farmar to represent Israel in this summer's Eurobasket qualifiers.

Koppel will talk to the New Jersey Nets point guard after watching Monday night's clash between the NBA's two Jewish stars as the Nets play Omri Casspi's Cleveland Cavaliers.


Silverware for schools at Maccabi GB events

February 24, 2012

Maccabi GB's busy tournament schedule continued over the past couple of weeks with the Primary School Year 3 & 4 Football tournament and the Secondary School Boys Basketball tournament. In total over 320 young people participated.


I've had a ball, says Farmar

By Simon Griver, December 1, 2011

With the lockout ended, the NBA's two Jewish stars –Jordan Farmar and Omri Casspi - are relishing the start of the US basketball season, two months behind schedule.

New Jersey Nets guard Farmar has been playing for Maccabi Tel Aviv and another powerful performance last week saw him score 21 points as the Israelis beat Milan to go top of Euroleague Group Three.


Maccabi march on

By Simon Griver, November 10, 2011

Maccabi Tel Aviv are planning to continue to capitalise on the NBA lock-out after going joint-top of their EuroLeague group.

New Jersey Nets point guard Jordan Farmar scored 27 points as Maccabi beat Real Madrid 88-82 at Yad Eliyahu.


Casspi set for France after snub

By James Masters, August 25, 2011

NBA star Omri Casspi has rejected the opportunity to move back to Israel with Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Casspi, who has spent the past two years in the USA with the Sacramento Kings, had hoped to secure a move home following the NBA lockout.

But a snag over the amount of tax he would be required to pay has persuaded the 23-year-old to consider joining French side Villeurbane along with San Antonio S


NBA stars net Maccabi deal

By Simon Griver, August 18, 2011

The NBA's two top Jewish stars Jordan Farmar and Omri Casspi have signed for Maccabi Tel Aviv, with the American League threatening a lockout for the entire season.

New Jersey Nets guard Farmar who won back-to-back championships with the Los Angeles Lakers before moving to the East Coast, initiated the move to Israel where he is likely to earn $500,000 a year compared with $4 million a year in


Teenagers in medal hunt in Philadelphia

July 28, 2011

JCC Max Benaim and Libby Walker have been named as the flag-bearers for Team GB's 43-athlete squad taking part at the JCC Maccabi Games in Philadelphia next month.

Tennis starlet Benaim and swimmer Walker have been rewarded for their efforts in raising funds for the trip.


NBA stars tempted by Israel loan move

By Danny Caro, July 22, 2011

The NBA's two Jewish stars ‑— Omri Casspi of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Jordan Farmar of the New Jersey Nets — have both held preliminary talks about a temporary move to Maccabi Tel Aviv.


Net loss

July 21, 2011

GB's basketball team found the going tough as they were beaten by Turkey, Italy, Germany and Austria.

Power forward Joe Curtis and point guard Joshua Cramer were praised by joint-manager Craig Harris, who led the team with Tamir Grant.

Harris said: "In the end it came down to fitness and not taking our chances."


Junior success bodes well for 2013

July 21, 2011

GB'S juniors accounted for almost half of the gold medals at the European Maccabi Games in Vienna.

While Zak Zilesnick stole the show in table tennis, David Garcia was the star turn in badminton.