Sinai Says: Gilboa/Galil’s looming demotion spells end of an era in Israeli hoops

It was once the hotbed of Israeli basketball talent. A club at which numerous hopefuls took their first steps on the way to stardom.

Omri Casspi, Gal Mekel, Oded Katash and Doron Sheffer are just a few of the names that owe much of their success to the opportunity they were given by Hapoel Gilboa/ Galil, or as the club was previously known, Hapoel Galil Elyon.

Many coaches also embarked on their prolific careers at the club, from David Blatt, who got his first coaching job at Galil Elyon in 1993, to Katash, who was granted his first chance on the sidelines in 2004.


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