Ironi Ness Ziona B.C. (or spelled as Ironi Nes Ziona B.C.) is a professional basketball club based in Ness Ziona, Israel. The team plays its home games at the Lev Hamoshava, which has capacity for 1,200 people. The club plays in the Israeli Basketball Premier League, the top tier of Israeli basketball.
|Ironi Ness Ziona|
|Leagues||Israeli Premier League|
|History||Ironi Nes Ziona B.C.|
|Location||Ness Ziona, Israel|
|Team colors||Orange, White, Navy |
|Main sponsor||Hai Motors|
|Team manager||Efi Shemesh|
|Head coach||Lior Lubin|
|Team captain||Tal Dunne|
|Championships||1 FIBA Europe Cup|
The club was founded in 2005. In the 2018–19 season, Ironi Nes Ziona made its debut in a European competition. It played in the qualifying rounds of the 2018–19 FIBA Europe Cup, and played its first match ever on 20 September 2018, defeating the Södertälje Kings 72–67. The team went on to qualify for the regular season, where it played in Group D. The team advanced to the play-offs, where it lost in the first round to the Bakken Bears from Denmark.
In the 2020–21 FIBA Europe Cup, Ironi played its third season in the competition and managed to qualify for the Final Four. It won the trophy, its first in history, after defeating Stal Ostrów Wielkopolski in the final which was hosted in Tel Aviv.
- Champions (1): 2020–21
Season by seasonEdit
|Season||Tier||League||Pos.||State Cup||League Cup||European competitions|
|2011–12||2||National League||4th||First round|
|2017–18||1||Premier League||8th||Round of 16|
|2018–19||5th||First round||4 FIBA Europe Cup||R16||11–7|
|2019–20||QF||Semifinalist||Semifinalist||4 FIBA Europe Cup||2R||7–5|
|2020–21||QF||Quarterfinalist||First round||4 FIBA Europe Cup||C||6–1|
|2021–22||Quarterfinalist||First round||4 FIBA Europe Cup||Q||1–1|
Due to sponsorship reasons, the club has known several names:
- Ironi "Dizengoff Trading" Nes Ziona (2013–2017)
- Ironi "Hai Motors" Nes Ziona (2017–present)
|Ironi Ness Ziona roster|
Updated: April 5, 2022
|Pos.||Starting 5||Bench 1||Bench 2|
|C||Tim Soares||Tal Dunne|
|PF||Simisola Shittu||Tomer Levinson||Amit Besen|
|SF||Lior Carreira||Tomer Zalmanson|
|SG||Golan Gutt||Frank Bartley||Idan Paz|
|PG||Diante Garrett||Nimrod Tishman|
- 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.
Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA-sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.
To appear in this section a player must have either:
- Joe Dawson 3 seasons: '05–'08
- Tal Dunne 10 seasons: '08–'09, '11–present
- Tal Karpelesz 3 seasons: '11–'13, '15–'16
- Cory Carr 1 season: '13–'14
- Tyler Honeycutt 1 season: '13–'14
- Preston Knowles 2 seasons: '13–'15
- Meir Tapiro 2 seasons: '13–'15
- Diamon Simpson 2 seasons: '13–'14, '15–'16
- Mitchell Watt 3 seasons: '13–'15, '16
- Craig Smith 1 season: '14–'15
- Lamayn Wilson 1 season: '14–'15
- Yuval Naimy 1 season: '15–'16
- Ivan Aska 1 season: '15–'16
- Fuquan Edwin 1 season: '15–'16
- Terrico White 1 season: '15–'16
- Sundiata Gaines 1 season: '15–'16
- Lee Roberts 1 season: '16–'17
- Jermaine Beal 1 season: '16–'17
- Golan Gutt 4 seasons: '16–present
- Khalif Wyatt 1 season: '17–'18
- Gary Browne 2 seasons: '17–'19
- Talib Zanna 2 seasons: '17–'19
- Elishay Kadir 2 seasons: '17–'19
- Daequan Cook 3 seasons: '17–'20
- Chris Dowe 1 season: '18–'19
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