Ironi Ness Ziona B.C.

Ironi Ness Ziona B.C.[1] (or spelled as Ironi Nes Ziona B.C.) is a professional basketball club based in Ness Ziona, Israel.[2] The team plays its home games at the Lev Hamoshava, which has capacity for 1,200 people.[2][3] The club plays in the Israeli Basketball Premier League, the top tier of Israeli basketball.[2]

Ironi Ness Ziona
Ironi Ness Ziona logo
LeaguesIsraeli Premier League
Europe Cup
Founded2005; 17 years ago (2005)
HistoryIroni Nes Ziona B.C.
(2005–present)
ArenaLev Hamoshava
Capacity1,200
LocationNess Ziona, Israel
Team colorsOrange, White, Navy
     
Main sponsorHai Motors
PresidentYaniv Mizrahi
Team managerEfi Shemesh
Head coachLior Lubin
Team captainTal Dunne
Championships1 FIBA Europe Cup

In 2021, Nes Ziona won the FIBA Europe Cup, the continental fourth-tier Championship.

HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 2005.[4] 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.[2] The team advanced to the play-offs, where it lost in the first round to the Bakken Bears from Denmark.

 
The logo of Ironi used until 2021

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.[5]

HonoursEdit

FIBA Europe Cup

Season by seasonEdit

Season Tier League Pos. State Cup League Cup European competitions
2010–11 3 Liga Artzit
1st
2011–12 2 National League 4th First round
2012–13 1st
2013–14 1 Premier League 6th Eightfinalist
2014–15 8th Eightfinalist Semifinalist
2015–16 12th Semifinalist Quarterfinalist
2016–17 2 National League
1st
Quarterfinalist
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
   Balkan League RS 0–4
2021–22 Quarterfinalist First round 4 FIBA Europe Cup Q 1–1

Sponsorship namesEdit

Due to sponsorship reasons, the club has known several names:

  • Ironi "Dizengoff Trading" Nes Ziona (2013–2017)
  • Ironi "Hai Motors" Nes Ziona (2017–present)

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

Ironi Ness Ziona roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Age
SG 1   Selden, Wayne 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 27 – (1994-09-30)30 September 1994
G 2   Garrett, Diante 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 33 – (1988-11-03)3 November 1988
F/C 4     Levinson, Tomer 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 22 – (2000-05-20)20 May 2000
PG 5     Tishman, Nimrod 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 31 – (1991-05-12)12 May 1991
PF 6     Dunne, Tal (C) 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 35 – (1987-02-25)25 February 1987
SG 7   Gutt, Golan 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 27 – (1994-11-07)7 November 1994
SF 8   Carreira, Lior 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 24 – (1997-08-14)14 August 1997
G/F 9   Zalmanson, Tomer 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 24 – (1998-06-23)23 June 1998
PG 11   Paz, Idan 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 27 – (1995-01-21)21 January 1995
C 12     Soares, Tim 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 25 – (1997-02-04)4 February 1997
SG 24   Bartley, Frank 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 28 – (1994-02-25)25 February 1994
C 35   Besen, Amit 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 24 – (1997-08-30)30 August 1997
PF 77   Shittu, Simisola 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 22 – (1999-11-07)7 November 1999
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Nitzan Hanochi
  •   Sagi Shalev

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: April 5, 2022

Depth chartEdit

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.

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.

Criteria

To appear in this section a player must have either:

  • Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club.
  • Played at least one official international match for their national team at any time.
  • Played at least one official NBA match at any time.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ironi Ness Ziona B.C. on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 24 June 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d "Ironi Nes Ziona BC - TheSportsDB.com". www.thesportsdb.com.
  3. ^ "Basketball News, Scores, Stats, Analysis, Standings". Eurobasket LLC.
  4. ^ "Ironi Nes Ziona - Basketball :: Statistics :: Titles :: Titles (in-depth) :: History (Timeline) :: Goals Scored :: Fixtures :: Results :: News & Features :: Videos :: Photos :: Squad". www.playmakerstats.com.
  5. ^ "BMSLAM vs Ironi Ness Ziona". FIBA. Retrieved 25 April 2021.

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