Basketball: Tabak announced as new Maccabi Tel Aviv coach

Zan Tabak was officially appointed as the new head coach of Maccabi Tel Aviv on Monday, accepting the challenge of reviving the yellow-and-blue after its dismal start to the season.
Exactly a week after Guy Goodes was sacked following a disappointing 17 months at the club, culminating in one of the team’s worst ever starts to a campaign, Maccabi named Tabak as his replacement, hiring a foreign coach for the first time since Neven Spahija guided the side in the 2006/07 season.
The 45-year-old Croatian is just Maccabi’s second foreign coach since Vinko Jelovac guided the team in 1997/98.
Maccabi paid a buyout estimated at around 100,000 euros to release the former NBA center from his contract at Montakit Fuenlabrada of the Spanish league, which he only joined this past summer.
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