Maccabi Tel Aviv has experienced bad seasons before. Arguably even as bad as its horrendous 2015/16 campaign which ended on Monday night with a 71-69 loss to Maccabi Rishon Lezion in the BSL semifinals.
But to have two straight seasons finish in such a dejecting manner is a first for Maccabi.
In fact, it has been exactly 50 years since the last time the club went consecutive years without claiming the league title. And Maccabi didn’t even make the final in the last two campaigns.