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Tal Brodi

Doron Jamchy

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Mickey Berkowitz

Nadav Henefeld

Oded Katash

Tal Brodi

Tal Brodi

   Tal Brodi
Born in Trenton, New Jersey in 1943.
As a jew, he came to Israel 1965 and soon became Israel�s first modern-day sports hero. In 1967, the New Jersey-born basketball star was named Israel's Sportsman of the Year after leading the Maccabi-Tel Aviv team to a second place finish in the European Cup Basketball Championship. Brody led Maccabi to its first ever European Cup Championship in 1977. He won with Maccabi Tel Aviv 10 Israeli Championships and 6 Israeli State Cups.

Tal Brody came to Israel to play basketball in the Maccabiah Games of 1965. He caught the attention of Maccabi Tel-Aviv team managers and Israeli government officials as he led the U.S. team to victory and the Gold Medal that came with it.
Tal didn't realize it at the time, but his love affair with Israel had begun. He tried to return to his life as one of the highest ranked basketball players in the U.S.A., but Israel was on his mind. It's no wonder since he was being courted and wooed by Israel's top officials, including Moshe Dayan himself, to return and help promote the sport in Israel.
Tal made Aliyah to Israel the following year and started planting the seeds that would produce the greatest Basketball team Israel had ever had. The attraction was mutual - we fell in love with Tal's outstanding attitude and he fell in love with the vibrancy of life in Israel, and what he felt he could do with it. This has been an on-going affair for thirty years now and his promotion of Israel has spread to legendary proportions.

Miki Berkowitz
(Photo: Euroleague)


   Mickey Berkowitz

Was born in 1954.
He�s considered the greatest israeli player of all time, and an incredible winner. He played 17 seasons in Maccabi Tel Aviv, winning 17 Israeli Championships, 13 Israeli State Cups and 2 European Cup Championships. He also played for one season in Las Vegas College, 4 season in Rishon Letzyon, one season in Hapoel Jerusalem and on in Hapoel Tel Aviv.
He played more league games than anyone else, 469, and he also played 165 times in the Israel NT, in 7 European Championships.
- He's number 3 in the all time top scorers of the israeli league with 8326 points.
- He has 2 sons, both are playing basketball, Roy in Ramat Hasharon and Niv in Marquette of the NCAA.
- He was named Israel's Sportsman of the year in 1975
- In the early 80's he had offers from the NBA (Atlanta Hawks and New Jersey Nets), and he could have been the first israeli in the NBA, but a contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv stood in the way.
- He quit in 94/95.



   Doron Jamchy
The best Israeli shooter of all time, and one of its greatest players. Israel�s top scorer of all times, with 4224 points. Won 11 Israeli Championships with Maccabi Tel Aviv and 7 Israeli State Cups. Also played for 3 seasons in Rishon Letzyon.
He scored 3187 points for Maccabi Tel Aviv in European Cups, second only to Miki Berkowitz. In the NT he scored 3364 points, in 6 European Championships.
Maccabi Ramat Gan
1990-1991: Maccabi Tel-Aviv (cap,1T)
1991-1992: Maccabi Tel-Aviv (cap,1T)
1992-1993: Maccabi Tel-Aviv (cap,1T)
1993-1994: Maccabi Tel-Aviv (cap,1T)
1994-1995: Maccabi Tel-Aviv (cap,1T)
1995-1996: Maccabi Tel-Aviv (cap,1T)
1996-1997: Maccabi Rishon (1T)
1997-1998: Maccabi Rishon (1T): 20.7ppg, 2apg
1998-1999: Maccabi Rishon (1T,cap), left the team in Jan.'1999: 13games: Score-1(20.9), 2.2rpg
1999-2000: Maccabi Tel-Aviv: signed during the season
Israeli National Team -85-97
European Championships -95
Israeli League Champion -82-92,94-95,00
Israeli Cup Winner -00
Euroleague Finalist -00


   Tanchum "Tani" Cohen Mintz
Outlook: One of Europe's top centers in the sixties
Career: Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv
Israeli National Team -61-67
European Championships -61, 63, 65, 67
European All-Star Selection -64
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   Nadav Henefeld
Date of Birth: 19 Jun 1968; Place of Birth: Ramat Gan/Tel Aviv
102kg / 224lbs
Considered to be israel�s greatest defensive player of all time.
Started his career in Galil Elyon and played there for 2 seasons. Played for one season in Conneticut University where he led the team to the quarter final of the NCAA tournament , before coming back to Israel, to play for Maccabi Tel Aviv. Played for 12 seasons in Maccabi Tel Aviv, winning 11 Israeli Championships and 7 Israeli State Cups. He also won with the team the Suproleague Cup in 00/01. Played 5 European Championships with the NT.
Hapoel Galil Elyon
1989-1990: Connecticut (NCAA): 11.6ppg, 9.6rpg
1990-1991: Maccabi Tel-Aviv (1T)
1991-1992: Maccabi Tel-Aviv (1T)
1992-1993: Maccabi Tel-Aviv (1T)
1993-1994: Maccabi Tel-Aviv (1T)
1994-1995: Maccabi Tel-Aviv (1T): Euroleague: 8.4ppg, 5.7rpg, ISR League: 9.1ppg, 4.4rpg
1995-1996: Maccabi Tel-Aviv (1T)
1996-1997: Maccabi Tel-Aviv (1T,cap)
1997-1998: Maccabi Tel-Aviv (1T,cap): 8ppg, 4rpg, 2.2apg
1998-1999: Maccabi Tel-Aviv (1T,cap): 8.5ppg, 4.4rpg, 2.3apg
1999-2000: Maccabi Tel-Aviv (1T)
2000-2001: Maccabi Tel-Aviv (1T): 8.9ppg, 3.9rpg, 2.1apg; Suproleague: 8.2ppg, 3.7rpg, 2.2apg
2001 -signed 2-years contract extension with Maccabi Tel-Aviv
2001-2002: Maccabi Tel-Aviv: $400,000: DNP
2002: retired
BEC 3rd Team -90
BEC Rookie of the Year -90
Israeli National Team -95-00(cap)
European Championships -95,97,99
Israeli League Champion -95,98,99,00,01,02
Israeli League Defensive Player of the Year -96-00
Israeli Cup Winner -99,00,01,02
Euroleague Finalist -00
Israeli Leumit A All-Star Game -01
Suproleague Champion -01
Israeli State Cup Winner -01
Euroleague Semifinals -02
Israeli League All-Defensive Team -02
Israeli Premier League All-Star Game -03 (despite his retirement)

Adi Gordon

   Adi Gordon
One of Israel�s greatest players, and the symbol of Hapoel Jerusalem. An excellent shooter and passer, and a tremendous leader and winner.
Was the assists leader of the Israeli League 4 times.
He started his career in Hapoel Haifa, but played most of his season in Hapoel Jeruslaem, with whom he won 2 Israeli State Cups.
Maccabi Hadera (juniors)
1984-1989: Maccabi Haifa
1989-1990: Hapoel Haifa: "3"-1(54.1)
1990-1991: Hapoel Galil Elyon
1991-1992: Maccabi Rishon: Assists-1(6.1)
1992-1993: Hapoel Jerusalem: Assists-1(6.7)
1993-1994: Hapoel Jerusalem: Assists-1(5.9)
1994-1995: Hapoel Holon: $200,000
1995-1996: Hapoel Jerusalem (1T,cap): Assists-1(5.6)
1996-1997: Hapoel Jerusalem (1T,cap)
1997-1998: Hapoel Jerusalem (1T,cap): 9.4ppg, 3.2apg
1999 -asked by Hapoel Jerusalem to join back the team, but refused
Israeli National Team -87-97
European Championships -87,93,95
Israeli League MVP -97
Israeli League Finalist -96,97
Israeli Cup Winner -97

Oded Katash

   Oded Katash
Date of Birth: 10 Oct 1974; Place of Birth: Ramat Gan (ISR)
Player: 192-G:
Probably the best talent that grew in Israel, and and the best point guard of this country. Had a fantastic dribbling, could shoot from anywhere and an almost unstoppable penetration. Got injured in the middle of the 00/01 and didn�t play basketball from then. Currently he�s the General Manager of Galil Elyon.
Started his career in Maccabi Ramat Gan, and then was transferres to Galil Elyon. He signed in Maccabi Tel Aviv in the 95/96 season, and soon became the leader of the team. He signed for Panathinaikos Athens in the 99/00 season.
He won 4 Israeli Championships and one Israeli State Cup. With Panathinaikos he won a Euroleague Cup, and 2 Greek League Championships.
1990-1991: Maccabi Tel-Aviv (2nd team)
1992-1993: Maccabi Ramat Gan
1994-1995: Hapoel Galil Elyon (1T)
1995-1996: Maccabi Tel-Aviv (1T)
1996-1997: Maccabi Tel-Aviv (1T)
1997-1998: Maccabi Tel-Aviv (1T): 20.5ppg, 2.4rpg, 4.6apg
1998-1999: New York Knicks (NBA), due to NBA lockout in Oct.'98 came back to Maccabi Tel-Aviv: 16.1ppg, 5apg, 2.3rpg
1999-2000: Panathinaikos Athens (GRE): 9.5ppg, 1.8rpg, 3.1apg, Euroleague: 9.9ppg
2000-2001: Panathinaikos Athens (GRE): $1.25million: out of the court since Sep.'00 due to injuries, lost whole season: did not play any game in the league; Suproleague: 4.9ppg, 1.5rpg
2001: Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) try outs
Israeli Under22 NT-95-96
Israeli League Champion-91-92,94-95,96, 98,99
Israeli National Team -95-00
European Championships -95,97(Score-1),99
European Championships Under22 -96
Israeli League MVP -98
All-Israeli League 1st Team -98
Israeli Cup Winner -99
All-All-Israeli League 1st Team -99
Euro All-Star Game - Moscow'99
Euroleague Champion -00
Greek League Champion -00,01
Greek All-League 2nd Team -00
Greek All-Bosman Player of the Year -00
Suproleague Finalist -01
Head Coach:
2004-2005: Hapoel Galil Elyon (Premier L.)

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