Hillel provides opportunity to watch NBA’s first Israeli player
By Ben Cooper
For the Mitzpeh
With the National Basketball Association season now well underway, Maryland Hillel students attended the Washington Wizards game versus the Sacramento Kings on Nov. 28.
The trip, organized by Israeli Fellow Shira Gabay and Hillel Programs/Operations Associate Alyssa Silva gave students the chance to ...
NBA coach David Blatt gave Israelis someone to root for in America
By Daniel Chavkin, staff writer, @dchav96
On June 21, 2014, the Cleveland Cavaliers hired Maccabi Tel Aviv head coach David Blatt to fill their head coach vacancy. Less than two years later, Cleveland fired Blatt despite a 30-11 record and an NBA Finals appearance the previous season.
Blatt’s firing was huge news across the NBA. As ...