Oded Kattash (Hebrew: עודד קטש, born October 10, 1974) is an Israeli professional basketball coach and former player. During his playing career, at a height of 194 cm (6'4 1⁄2") tall, he played at the point guard position. He is currently working as the head coach of Hapoel Jerusalem and the senior Israel men's national team. As a player, he won the EuroLeague title in the 1999–2000 season, while playing with Panathinaikos.
Oded Kattash, 2017
|League||Israeli Premier League|
FIBA Champions League
|Born||October 10, 1974|
|Listed height||1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Listed weight||84 kg (185 lb)|
|NBA draft||1996 / Undrafted|
|1992–1993||Maccabi Ramat Gan|
|1994–1995||Hapoel Galil Elyon|
|1995–1999||Maccabi Tel Aviv|
|2004–2007||Hapoel Galil Elyon|
|2007–2008||Maccabi Tel Aviv|
|2008–2010||Hapoel Gilboa Galil|
|2014–2015||Hapoel Tel Aviv|
|Career highlights and awards|
As head coach:
Professional playing careerEdit
Kattash played with Maccabi Ramat Gan, and Hapoel Galil Elyon, before returning in 1995, to Maccabi Tel Aviv, to join their senior men's team. With Macabbi's senior team, he won 4 Israeli League championships and 2 Israeli State Cups. After leading the 1997 EuroBasket in scoring, he subsequently agreed to play with the New York Knicks, but he never actually played in the NBA, because of the 1998–99 NBA season lockout, that started on July 1, 1998.
Eventually, he signed a three-year contract with Panathinaikos. In the 2000 EuroLeague Finals game, he scored 17 points, against his former team Maccabi Tel Aviv, to win the EuroLeague championship with Panathinaikos. His career ended prematurely a few months later, when he suffered a serious knee injury.
National team playing careerEdit
After Kattash retired from playing basketball, he took up basketball coaching, and he first coached Hapoel Galil Elyon. He was the head coach of Macabbi Tel Aviv, from summer of 2007, until January 1, 2008, when he resigned.
Shortly after, he returned to Galil Elyon, and helped the team stay in the Israeli first division. In 2009, he remained with Galil, leading them against the odds, to the Israeli League Final Four, and coming within a last shot of knocking out Maccabi Tel Aviv in the semifinals. In 2010, he won the Israeli League championship with Galil, after a win over Maccabi Tel Aviv in the league finals.
On June 27, 2014, at the end of his contract, Kattash signed a three-year contract with Hapoel Tel Aviv. On November 3, 2015, he was dismissed, after only four games, after three consecutive losses. He subsequently returned to Hapoel Eilat. However, On July 18, 2017, Hapoel Eilat and Kattash decided to part ways. During that summer, Kattash led the Israel national under-20 basketball team to a silver medal at the 2017 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship.
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- Last, Jeremy (15 June 2010). "Local Hoops: Hapoel J'lem signs Katash for 3-year stint". Jerusalem Post. Jerusalem. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
- Gellar, Raphael (11 October 2012). "Israeli Basketball Preview 2012-2013". The Times of Israel. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
- "עודד קטש מונה למאמן נבחרת ישראל". basket.co.il (in Hebrew). October 10, 2017. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
- "Hapoel Jerusalem name Oded Katash head coach". Sportando.com. February 22, 2018. Retrieved February 22, 2018.
- "שינוי על הקווים: קטש חוזר לבירה". basket.co.il (in Hebrew). February 22, 2018. Retrieved February 22, 2018.