Yehoshua Rozin

Yehoshua Rozin (Hebrew: יהושע רוזין‎‎; 16 August 1918 – 6 February 2002) was an Israeli basketball coach.[1][2]

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Rozin was born in Alexandria, Egypt.[3] He moved to Israel at the age of six.[3] He played basketball for Maccabi Tel Aviv in the 1930s and 1940s, beginning at the age of 14.[3][4]

In 1948, he became the first coach of the Israel national basketball team.[3] He led it to three European Tournament finals.[4] Rozin was the first coach of the Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team and coached it for 18 years, starting in 1953.[1][2][4] During his career he also coached Hapoel Givat-Yagur, Hapoel Holon, Hapoel Givat Brenner, Elitzur Tel Aviv, Hapoel Haifa, Hapoel Jerusalem, Maccabi Ramat Gan, and Hapoel Tel Aviv.[2]

In 1999, Rozin was awarded the Israel Prize for his contribution to sport.[2][5][6] He died in 2002, at the age of 83.[1]

He was married to Yafa Katzurin (1923-2007).

Hall of FameEdit

He was Jewish, and in 1992 he was inducted into the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.[7]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c David Singer, Lawrence Grossman. American Jewish Year Book 2003. Retrieved July 20, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d "Yehoshua Rozin dead at 83. 'Mr. Basketball' won Israel Prize in '99 for his contribution to local sports". Jerusalem Post. February 7, 2002. Retrieved July 20, 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d Jeremy Last (March 27, 2008). "No. 37 Yehoshua Rozin". Jerusalem Post. Retrieved July 20, 2011.
  4. ^ a b c Rosen, Yehoshua. Encyclopedia Judaica. 2007. Retrieved July 20, 2011.
  5. ^ "Israel Prize Official Site - Recipients in 1999 (in Hebrew)".
  6. ^ Ori Lewis (January 14, 1999). "Rozin, Roth-Shahamorov get Israel Prize". Jerusalem Post. Retrieved July 20, 2011.
  7. ^ Joe Hoffman (May 24, 1992). "Chodorov Tops List Of Inductees to Jewish Sports Hall Of Fame". Jerusalem Post. Retrieved July 20, 2011.