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2016–17 Israeli Basketball Super League

The 2016–2017 Israeli Basketball Super League, for sponsorship reasons Ligat Winner, was the 63rd season of the Israeli Basketball Super League. Maccabi Rishon LeZion was the defending champion. The regular season started on October 8, 2016 and ended on May 15, 2017.

2016–2017 Ligat Winner1
Competition details
Season 2016–17
Teams 12
Games played 218
Dates 8 October 2016 – 15 May 2017 (Regular season)
TV Sport 5
Final positions
Champions Hapoel Jerusalem (2nd title)
Runners-up Maccabi Haifa
Promoted Ironi Nes Ziona
Relegated Maccabi Kiryat Gat
Awards
MVP Israel John DiBartolomeo
Final Four MVP United States Jerome Dyson
Most Improved Player(s) Israel Idan Zalmanson & Rafi Menco
Sixth Man United States Jason Siggers
Defensive Player Venezuela Gregory Vargas
Statistical leaders
Index Rating United States Murphy Holloway
20.3
Points United States Mark Lyons
20.1
Rebounds Israel Karam Mashour
10.3
Assists Venezuela Gregory Vargas
6.6
Records
Biggest home win Jerusalem 89–50 Kiryat Gat
Biggest away win Ironi Naharia 80–105 Hapoel Tel Aviv
Winning streak 9
Hapoel Eilat
Losing streak 10
Maccabi Kiryat Gat
Attendance 561,570 (2,576 per match)
All statistics correct as of 17 May 2017.
1 Sponsored league name, referring to Winner.

TeamsEdit

Hapoel Gilboa Galil has been promoted to the league after winning 2015–16 National League. Ironi Nes Ziona who finished in last place during the 2015-2016 season, relegated from the Super League.[1]

Stadia and locationsEdit

Team Home city Stadium Capacity
Bnei Herzliya Herzliya HaYovel Herzliya 1,500
Maccabi Kiryat Gat Kiryat Gat Ashkelon Sports Arena 3,000
Hapoel Gilboa Galil Gilboa Regional Council Gan Ner Sports Hall 2,100
Hapoel Holon Holon Holon Toto Hall 5,500
Hapoel Jerusalem Jerusalem Jerusalem Payis Arena 11,600
Ironi Nahariya Nahariya Ein Sarah 2,500
Maccabi Ashdod Ashdod HaKiriya Arena 2,200
Hapoel Eilat Eilat Begin Arena 1,490
Maccabi Haifa Haifa Romema Arena 5,000
Maccabi Rishon LeZion Rishon LeZion Beit Maccabi Rishon 2,500
Maccabi Tel Aviv Tel Aviv Menora Mivtachim Arena 11,060
Hapoel Tel Aviv Tel Aviv Drive in Arena 3,504

Personnel and sponsorshipEdit

Team Chairman Head coach Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Bnei Herzliya   Eldad Akunis   Mickey Gorka Peak Dell EMC
Maccabi Kiryat Gat   Tomer Yamin   Elad Hasin Kappa
Hapoel Gilboa Galil   Haim Ohayon   Ariel Beit-Halahmy Peak
Hapoel Holon   Eitan Lanciano   Dan Shamir Peak UNET
Hapoel Jerusalem   Ori Allon   Simone Pianigiani adidas Bank Yahav
Ironi Nahariya   Nissim Alfasi   Eric Alfasi Peak
Maccabi Ashdod   Meir Kikos   Meir Tapiro And1 Kaplan Medical Center
Hapoel Eilat   Motti Amsalem   Oded Kattash And1 Fattal
Maccabi Haifa   Jeff Rosen   Offer Rahimi Peak Hunter
Maccabi Rishon LeZion   Itzhak Peri   Shmulik Brenner Under Armour Rand Media
Maccabi Tel Aviv   Shimon Mizrahi   Arik Shivek Nike FOX
Hapoel Tel Aviv   Rami Cohen   Rami Hadar Peak SP

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of
departure
Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of
appointment
Maccabi Ashdod   Zvika Sherf End of contract 21 June 2016 Pre-season   Meir Tapiro 21 June 2016
Hapoel Jerusalem   Danny Franco 20 June 2016   Simone Pianigiani 20 June 2016[2]
Maccabi Tel Aviv   Žan Tabak Sacked 8 June 2016[3]   Erez Edelstein 9 June 2016[4]
Maccabi Haifa   Rami Hadar End of contract 7 June 2016   Ofer Rahimi 7 June 2016[5]
Maccabi Tel Aviv   Erez Edelstein Sacked 22 October 2016   Rami Hadar 23 October 2016
Maccabi Kiryat Gat   Nati Cohen Resigned 7 December 2016   Elad Hasin 10 December 2016
Maccabi Tel Aviv   Rami Hadar Resigned 16 December 2016   Ainars Bagatskis 24 December 2016
Hapoel Tel Aviv   Sharon Avrahami Sacked 1 January 2017   Rami Hadar 3 January 2017
Maccabi Tel Aviv   Ainars Bagatskis Sacked 16 May 2017 4th (19–14)   Arik Shivek 16 May 2017[6]

Regular seasonEdit

The regular season started on October 8, 2016 and ended on May 15, 2017.[7]

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification or relegation
1 Hapoel Holon 33 22 11 2709 2522 +187 Advance to Play-offs
2 Hapoel Eilat 33 21 12 2727 2625 +102
3 Hapoel Jerusalem 33 19 14 2552 2491 +61
4 Maccabi Tel Aviv 33 19 14 2771 2660 +111
5 Bnei Herzliya 33 18 15 2639 2670 −31
6 Ironi Nahariya 33 18 15 2668 2595 +73
7 Maccabi Rishon LeZion 33 17 16 2689 2644 +45
8 Maccabi Haifa 33 16 17 2716 2588 +128
9 Hapoel Gilboa Galil 33 15 18 2601 2753 −152
10 Hapoel Tel Aviv 33 14 19 2725 2810 −85
11 Maccabi Ashdod 33 13 20 2531 2621 −90
12 Maccabi Kiryat Gat (R) 33 6 27 2501 2850 −349 Relegated to Liga Leumit
Source: Basket.co.il
(R) Relegated.

ResultsEdit

Rounds 1–22Edit

Home \ Away BNE KIR HGG HOL JER NAH ASH EIL HAI RIS MTA HTA
Bnei Herzliya 79–64 73–79 74–81 94–73 64–67 83–71 83–74 87–79 71–69 84–82 86–81
Maccabi Kiryat Gat 79–80 86–90 67–75 79–88 90–98 77–79 74–96 69–75 82–78 79–103 82–75
Hapoel Gilboa Galil 82–83 66–80 93–100 77–73 62–106 75–77 84–69 73–94 93–92 80–77 86–81
Hapoel Holon 55–59 98–66 77–61 99–76 61–79 84–66 78–86 80–75 92–77 73–78 80–78
Hapoel Jerusalem 81–61 89–50 100–75 79–85 75–67 75–67 81–92 93–71 79–59 74–63 72–65
Ironi Nahariya 72–75 80–72 72–73 75–80 78–81 76–69 79–86 83–73 76–72 93–97 77–86
Maccabi Ashdod 94–70 90–68 87–63 68–90 70–57 70–82 93–82 59–72 77–84 66–72 68–85
Hapoel Eilat 91–84 82–66 100–81 81–66 62–55 71–81 85–77 85–93 88–94 94–86 89–72
Maccabi Haifa 99–65 80–85 78–83 73–75 86–69 96–75 89–68 81–72 68–73 81–83 86–89
Maccabi Rishon LeZion 89–73 77–69 75–73 84–69 68–82 97–85 80–58 66–60 79–83 84–93 86–87
Maccabi Tel Aviv 92–99 91–67 91–92 81–72 85–83 99–93 91–85 95–77 97–96 83–81 87–73
Hapoel Tel Aviv 84–77 99–67 87–85 84–92 83–70 92–71 81–97 90–84 77–82 90–86 83–94
Source: Ligat Winner
Colours: Blue = home team win; Red = away team win.

Rounds 23–33Edit

Home \ Away BNE KIR HGG HOL JER NAH ASH EIL HAI RIS MTA HTA
Bnei Herzliya 99–87 71–79 96–94 94–88 75–60
Maccabi Kiryat Gat 101–95 79–82 75–79 83–84 65–84
Hapoel Gilboa Galil 95–85 69–76 82–84
Hapoel Holon 79–75 100–72 71–73 99–70 91–79 100–102
Hapoel Jerusalem 84–82 80–86 91–80 69–63 93–80
Ironi Nahariya 78–68 75–68 80–78 78–69 70–71
Maccabi Ashdod 84–68 85–70 92–74 74–91 80–70
Hapoel Eilat 81–90 76–66 84–81 86–80 90–69 94–85 91–84
Maccabi Haifa 99–78 74–85 77–82 84–86 88–71 95–79
Maccabi Rishon LeZion 110–104 94–87 83–69 83–59 74–88
Maccabi Tel Aviv 85–87 79–80 64–77 73–76 63–79 100–74
Hapoel Tel Aviv 99–83 65–80 80–105 91–86
Source: Ligat Winner
Colours: Blue = home team win; Red = away team win.

Play-offsEdit

Team 1 Series Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg 4th leg 5th leg
Hapoel Holon 1–3 Maccabi Haifa 104–99 70–101 77–78 82–99 0
Maccabi Tel Aviv 3–0 Bnei Herzliya 87–73 89–63 105–68 0 0
Hapoel Jerusalem 3–2 Ironi Nahariya 85–86 64–77 84–75 74–72 71–60
Hapoel Eilat 2–3 Maccabi Rishon LeZion 93–83 73–97 63–70 94–91 77–82

Source: Ligat Winner

Final FourEdit

 
Semi-finals
12 June
Final
15 June
 
      
 
 
 
 
Maccabi Tel Aviv 74
 
 
 
Maccabi Haifa 85
 
Maccabi Haifa 76
 
 
 
Hapoel Jerusalem 83
 
Maccabi Rishon LeZion 76
 
 
Hapoel Jerusalem 93
 

Final standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification or relegation
1 Hapoel Jerusalem (C) 40 24 16 3106 3013 +93 Qualification to 2017–18 EuroCup Basketball
2 Maccabi Haifa 39 20 19 3254 3078 +176
3 Maccabi Tel Aviv[a] 37 22 15 3126 2949 +177 Qualification to 2017–18 EuroLeague
4 Maccabi Rishon LeZion 39 20 19 3188 3127 +61
5 Hapoel Holon 37 23 14 3042 2899 +143 Qualification to 2017–18 Basketball Champions League
6 Hapoel Eilat 38 23 15 3127 3048 +79
7 Bnei Herzliya 36 18 18 2843 2951 −108 Qualification to 2017–18 FIBA Europe Cup
8 Ironi Nahariya 38 20 18 3038 2973 +65
9 Hapoel Gilboa Galil 33 15 18 2601 2753 −152
10 Hapoel Tel Aviv 33 14 19 2725 2810 −85
11 Maccabi Ashdod 33 13 20 2531 2621 −90
12 Maccabi Kiryat Gat (R) 33 6 27 2501 2850 −349 Relegation to Liga Leumit
Source: Ligat Winner
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Maccabi Tel Aviv was automatically qualified for the EuroLeague, as the club was an A-licence holder which guarantees its participation for each season.

Statistical leadersEdit

EfficiencyEdit

Pos Player Club PIR
1   Murphy Holloway Hapoel Gilboa Galil
20.5
2   Gregory Vargas Maccabi Haifa
19.3
3   Jake Cohen Maccabi Ashdod
18.8

PointsEdit

Pos Player Club PPG
1   Mark Lyons Hapoel Tel Aviv
20.1
2   Khalif Wyatt Hapoel Holon
18.8
3   Josh Selby Maccabi Kiryat Gat
17.5

ReboundsEdit

Pos Player Club RPG
1   Karam Mashour Bnei Herzliya
10.3
2   Murphy Holloway Hapoel Gilboa Galil
10.0
3   Darion Atkins Hapoel Holon
8.6

AssistsEdit

Pos Player Club APG
1   Gregory Vargas Maccabi Haifa
6.8
2   Pierria Henry Hapoel Eilat
6.1
3   Derwin Kitchen Ironi Nahariya
5.8

Source: Basket.co.il

Season highsEdit

Category Player Club
Points
38
  Gilbert Brown Ironi Nahariya
Rebounds
19
  Karam Mashour Bnei Herzliya
Assists
14
  Derwin Kitchen Ironi Nahariya
Blocks
6
2 occasions
Steals
8
  Justin Carter Maccabi Kiryat Gat

Source: RealGM

All-Star GameEdit

The 2017 Israeli League All-star event was held on 18 April 2017, at the Menora Mivtachim Arena in Tel Aviv.

April 18, 2017
Israeli All-Stars 127–139 International All-Stars
Scoring by quarter: 32-33, 25-37, 27-35, 43-34
Pts: Segev 20
Rebs: Skjoldebrand & Ziv 8
Asts: Ziv 7
Pts: Stoudemire 18
Rebs: Stoudemire & Thomas 8
Asts: Selby 8
Menora Mivtachim Arena , Tel Aviv
Attendance: 7,000

Three-point shootoutEdit

Contestants
Pos. Player Team First round Final round
G   Orlando Méndez-Valdez (W) Maccabi Haifa 15 12
F    Jonathan Skjöldebrand Ironi Nahariya 18 7
F   Guy Pnini Maccabi Tel Aviv 14 -
G   Afik Nissim Hapoel Eilat 12 -
G   Amit Simhon Maccabi Haifa 11 -
G   Josh Selby Maccabi Kiryat Gat 10 -
F   Chase Simon Maccabi Ashdod 9 -
G   Mark Lyons Hapoel Tel Aviv 9 -

Slam Dunk ContestEdit

Contestants
Pos. Player Team First round Final round
F   Eric Griffin (W) Hapoel Gilboa Galil 50 45
F   Michael Qualls Hapoel Gilboa Galil 45 40
F   Adom Jacko Bnei Herzliya 45 -
C   Daniel Koperberg Maccabi Haifa 38 -
G   Nick Faust Ironi Nahariya - -

AwardsEdit

AttendanceEdit

Included playoffs games.

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
Final Four matches 30,860 11,060 10,287 9,900 n/a
1 Hapoel Jerusalem 129,440 10,547 3,637 6,472 n/a
2 Maccabi Tel Aviv 100,500 10,500 1,650 5,025 n/a
3 Hapoel Holon 65,300 4,800 1,800 3,265 n/a
4 Hapoel Tel Aviv 47,400 3,400 1,000 2,963 n/a
5 Maccabi Haifa 37,630 4,200 1,300 2,091 n/a
6 Ironi Nahariya 34,250 2,500 1,500 1,903 n/a
7 Maccabi Rishon LeZion 32,450 2,500 900 1,803 n/a
8 Bnei Herzliya 21,200 1,500 900 1,178 n/a
9 Hapoel Eilat 21,450 1,250 800 1,073 n/a
10 Hapoel Gilboa Galil 15,970 1,500 550 1,065 n/a
11 Maccabi Ashdod 13,850 1,700 400 866 n/a
12 Maccabi Kiryat Gat 11,270 1,700 70 704 n/a
League total 561,570 11,060 70 2,576 n/a

Updated to games played on 15 June 2017
Source: Israeli Basketball Super League

Other articlesEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ "Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv officially part ways with Zan Tabak". Eurobasket.com. 8 June 2016. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
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  6. ^ Arik Shivek new coach Maccabi Tel Aviv
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