Ironi Nahariya

Ironi Nahariya (Hebrew: עירוני נהריה‎) is a professional basketball club based in Nahariya in northern Israel.[2] The team plays in the Israeli Basketball Premier League, the top tier of Israeli basketball.

Ironi Nahariya
Ironi Nahariya logo
LeaguesIsraeli Premier League
Founded1970; 51 years ago (1970)
HistoryHapoel Nahariya
(1970–2006)
Iscar Nahariya
(2007–2008)
Ironi Nahariya
(2008–present)
ArenaEin Sara Sport Hall
Capacity2,500[1]
Team colorsWhite, Purple, White
   
CEODudu Lamberg
PresidentNissim Alfasi
General managerRoy Schilling
Head coachDanny Franco
Team captainTony Gaffney
Websiteironinahariya.com
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Team colours

Uniform

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Team colours

Uniform

HistoryEdit

Ironi Nahariya, which was founded as Hapoel Nahariya in 1970, has played in the Israeli Basketball Premier League since the 1991/92 season.[3][4][5] The club played there for two seasons, until they were relegated to the second league, and two years later relegated again to the third league. In the 1999/00 season, Nahariya was promoted back to the second league, and in the 2001/02 season they came back to the Israeli Basketball Premier League, after eight years of absence.

In 2009/10 the team was relegated to the second league again, after losing a playoff series against Hapoel Holon. In the 2018-19 season the team was promoted back to the Israeli Basketball Premier League. It plays in Nahariya in a 2,500 seat stadium in the Ein Sara neighborhood.[5]

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

Ironi Nahariya roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Age
F 0   Ben Ya'akov, Ofek 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 27 – (1994-01-08)8 January 1994
PG 1   Lucas, Kalin 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 31 – (1989-05-24)24 May 1989
PF 2   Young, Michael 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 26 – (1994-09-05)5 September 1994
F 5   Blossomgame, Jaron 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 27 – (1993-09-16)16 September 1993
PG 6   Ben Zvi, Ziv 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 28 – (1992-05-28)28 May 1992
SG 9   Leumi, Orr 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 24 – (1996-10-25)25 October 1996
G 10   Gilinski, Gal 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 25 – (1995-04-12)12 April 1995
PF 11   Alexander, Joe 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 34 – (1986-12-26)26 December 1986
G 13   Abed, Hanna 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 19 – (2001-12-14)14 December 2001
SG 14   Newman, Malik 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 23 – (1997-02-21)21 February 1997
PF 17   Porat, Tomer 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 21 – (1999-03-29)29 March 1999
PG 18   Soffer, Ido 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 18 – (2002-05-09)9 May 2002
G/F 20   Akrish, Noam 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 19 – (2001-10-10)10 October 2001
C 22   Scott, Devon 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 26 – (1994-04-07)7 April 1994
G 94   Moore, McKenzie 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 28 – (1992-05-11)11 May 1992
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: January 16, 2021

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Devon Scott Joe Alexander
PF Tomer Porat Ofek Ben-Yaakov
SF Jaron Blossomgame Orr Leumi Noam Akrish
SG Kalin Lucas Malik Newman Gal Galinski
PG Ziv Ben-Zvi Eldar Yakov
  • The Israeli League rule requires every team to have at least one Israeli on the court at any time.
  • There should be at least 7 Israelis and up to 5 foreigners on a 12-men game sheet.

Source: basket.co.il

Notable playersEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Season by seasonEdit

Season Tier Division Pos. Postseason State Cup Other cups European competitions
2001–02 2 National League 2nd Runners-up  
2002–03 1 Premier League 2nd Runners-up
2003–04 3rd Semifinals 3 FIBA Europe League
QF
2004–05 6th Quarterfinals 3 FIBA Europe League
QF
2005–06 4th Semifinals 3 FIBA Europe League
RS
2006–07 5th Quarterfinals League Cup
QF
3 FIBA Europe League
RS
2007–08 4th Semifinals Quarterfinals League Cup
4th
2008–09 7th Quarterfinals Semifinals League Cup
RU
2009–10 9th Quarterfinals League Cup
QF
2010–11 2 National League 14th First Round
2011–12 10th
2012–13 2nd Semifinals
2013–14 1st Champions  
2014–15 1 Premier League 10th Round of 16
2015–16 4th Quarterfinals Round of 16
2016–17 6th Quarterfinals Round of 16 League Cup
SF
3 Champions League
RS
4 FIBA Europe Cup
QF
2017–18 9th Round of 16 League Cup
RU
2018–19 11th First Round League Cup
QR
2019–20 11th Runner up League Cup
SF
2020–21 Round of 16 League Cup
R1
Balkan League RS

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ISRAEL BASKETBALL SUPER LEAGUE | Israel Basketball | 2016-17 Season | Ironi Nahariya". basket.co.il.
  2. ^ "Ironi Nahariya - TheSportsDB.com". www.thesportsdb.com.
  3. ^ "Ironi Nahariya - Basketball - Team Profile - Results, fixtures, squad, statistics - Global Sports Archive". globalsportsarchive.com.
  4. ^ "Ironi Nahariya - Basketball :: Statistics :: Titles :: Titles (in-depth) :: History (Timeline) :: Goals Scored :: Fixtures :: Results :: News & Features :: Videos :: Photos :: Squad :: playmakerstats.com". www.playmakerstats.com.
  5. ^ a b "Nahariya new hotbed for former NBA players?". The Jerusalem Post | JPost.com.

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