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Israel forward Omri Casspi led the national team with 18 points and 10 rebounds at Yad Eliyahu Arena

Israel drops tight decision to Turkey in EuroBasket prep

Israel held an eight-point lead at the break on Sunday, but couldn’t put Turkey away and the visitors pulled ahead in the fourth quarter and held off a blue-and-white comeback in the closing minutes.

21/08/2017
David Blatt

Dream ends as Cleveland Cavaliers fire Blatt

Blatt, who moved to Israel more than 30 years ago after playing for the USA basketball team in the 1981 Maccabiah, surprisingly was appointed head coach of the Cavs in 2014.

22/01/2016
David Blatt

No longer the new kid on the block

With one year under his belt, Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt is feeling a lot more confident managing one of the most coveted gigs in sports.

31/12/2015
David Blatt

Watch: Blatt and LeBron two games away from NBA championship

Cleveland never trailed in the game and led by as many as 20 points late in the third quarter to finish with a 96-91 victory.

By REUTERS
10/06/2015
David Blatt

Why the NBA Finals are a lose-lose situation for David Blatt

Somehow, despite parlaying a stellar European coaching career into a trip to the NBA Finals in just one season, Blatt finds himself on the hot seat, with something to prove.

By JTA
04/06/2015
Cleveland Cavaliers Omri Casspi

Cavs’ Casspi coy about trade-request report

Israeli forward insists he is happy in Cleveland despite diminishing role and numbers.

08/01/2013
Cleveland Cavaliers Omri Casspi [file]

Sinai Says: Casspi still seeks answers in 4th season

If the early signs are anything to go by, it may well be another rough season for Casspi.

31/10/2012
Cleveland Cavaliers forward Omri Casspi

Healthy Casspi confident of Cav resurgence

After disappointing campaign, Israeli NBA representative optimistic of reestablishing his place as a valuable player.

04/10/2012
Omri Casspi, Lebron James fight for position

Casspi acclimating to life as a Cavalier

Casspi averaging career-lows in most major offensive categories, but has shown sparks of late.

20/02/2012
Benjamin Netanyahu

Casspi lights it up in Cleveland debut

2011/12 seems set to be a breakthrough year for the Israeli forward.

21/12/2011
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