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Oded Kattash

Oded Kattash
Oded Kattash in 2015.
Hapoel Tel Aviv
Position Head coach
League Israeli League
Personal information
Born (1974-10-10) October 10, 1974
Giv'atayim, Israel
Nationality Israeli
Listed height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
Career information
NBA draft 1996 / Undrafted
Pro career 1991–2004
Coaching career 2004–present
Career history
As player:
1991–1992 Maccabi Darom
1992–1993 Maccabi Ramat Gan
1994–1995 Hapoel Galil Elyon
1995–1999 Maccabi Tel Aviv
1999–2004 Panathinaikos
As coach:
2004–2007 Hapoel Galil Elyon
2007–2008 [Maccabi Tel Aviv
2008–2010 Hapoel Gilboa Galil
2010–present Israel (assistant)
2010–2011 Hapoel Jerusalem
2012–2014 Hapoel Eilat
2014–present Hapoel Tel Aviv
Career highlights and awards

As player:

As coach:

Oded Kattash (Hebrew: עודד קטש‎, born October 10, 1974) is an Israeli basketball coach and former player. Kattash is currently a head coach of Hapoel Tel Aviv. As a player, he won the Euroleague title in the 1999–2000 season while playing with Panathinaikos.

Contents

  • Playing career 1
  • Coaching career 2
  • Trivia 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Playing career

He is 194 cm (6'4 3/8") tall and he played as a point guard. When he was 9 years old he joined the junior department of Maccabi Tel Aviv. He played for Maccabi Darom (Which was Maccabi Tel Aviv's farm team at the time), Maccabi Ramat Gan, and Hapoel Galil Elyon, before returning in 1995 to Maccabi Tel Aviv to join the senior team. With Macabbi's senior team he won 4 Israeli Championships and 2 Israeli Cups.

He played at the Eurobasket 1997 European Championship with the Israeli national basketball team, scoring 22 points per game during the tournament. 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 BC. In the 2000 Euroleague final 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.

Coaching career

Oded Kattash coaching (2003)

After Kattash retired from playing he took up basketball coaching, and first coached Hapoel Galil Elyon. He was the coach of Macabbi Tel Aviv from summer of 2007 until January 1, 2008, when he resigned.

Shortly after he returned to Galil Elyon, Kattash helped the team stay in the 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 semifinal. In 2010, he won the Israeli championship with Galil after a win over Maccabi in the finals.

In June 2010, Kattash was appointed as Hapoel Jerusalem BC head coach, signing a three-year contract.[1]

On June 21, 2012, Oded Kattash was appointed head coach of Hapoel Eilat B.C., as the team has been re-added to the Israeli Premier League for the 2012-13 season.

Trivia

  • Kattash is known to have different-coloured Irises, a condition known as heterochromia of the irises (heterochromia iridis).

References

  1. ^ http://www.jpost.com/Home/Article.aspx?id=178473

External links

  • Article about Kattash
  • Kattash and Knicks
  • News piece about coaching Maccabi
  • Sinai, Allon (January 1, 2008). "Local Hoops: Kattash steps down as Maccabi TA coach". Jerusalem Post. Retrieved March 17, 2008. 
  • Career
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