Blatt to Peres: Maccabi win is your going away present

May 19, 2014 00:52

President Shimon Peres congratulates Maccabi Tel Aviv coach David Blatt: "All of Israel is yellow - you're the best!"

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President Shimon Peres cheers as Maccabi Tel Aviv wins Euroleague title. (photo credit:Courtesy)

President Shimon Peres called Maccabi Tel Aviv head coach David Blatt on the phone to congratulate the team following their exciting Euroleague title win Sunday night.

"All of Israel is yellow - you're the best!" he told Blatt. Peres joked that he almost suffered a heart attack from the suspense.

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Blatt answered, "This trophy is your going away present from Maccabi Tel Aviv."

Maccabi Tel Aviv overcame tournament favorite Real Madrid to win 98-86 in overtime to claim their sixth Euroleague title.

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