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Is the Coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers a Philip Roth Character?

To understand David Blatt, think less pick-and-roll and more ‘Portnoy’s Complaint’

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Israel’s Teen Basketball Hopefuls Head to NYC

Maccabi Tel Aviv’s youth team met NBA stars and hit the court during visit

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What’s Next For Israeli NBA Player Gal Mekel?

Dropped by the Dallas Mavericks, the point guard still has a few options

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David Blatt Makes NBA Coaching Debut

Blatt’s Cleveland Cavaliers face off against his former team, Maccabi Tel Aviv

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David Blatt to Coach LeBron James in Cleveland

Former Maccabi Tel Aviv coach wins big with NBA star’s return to Cavaliers

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Five Things To Know About David Blatt

Former Maccabi Tel Aviv coach named head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers

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Maccabi Tel Aviv Hires New Coach

Assistant coach Guys Goodes gets promoted after David Blatt heads to NBA

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Single Dad’s Hoop Dreams Come True in Tel Aviv

When the NBA passed on him, guard Tyrese Rice found a home in Israel—and led Maccabi Tel Aviv to its sixth Euroleague crown

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Maccabi Tel Aviv Coach Heading to NBA

David Blatt led the basketball team to its May Euroleague championship win

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Israel Sports Win Prompts Anti-Semitic Tweets

Nearly 18,000 Twitter insults posted after Maccabi Tel Aviv’s Euroleague win

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Maccabi Tel Aviv Wins Euroleague Basketball

Israeli fans celebrate in Milan as team upsets favorite Real Madrid in overtime

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The Jewish Jordan Subs Out

Former phenom Tamir Goodman now coaches kids who idolize his NBA pal, Omri Casspi. What happened?

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Casspi at the Garden

The Jewish Jeremy Lin? Not quite.

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Sundown: Jeremy Lin Considered Tel Aviv

Plus, sardines are kosher, Mayim Bialik is quirky, and more

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Five Jews, One Ball

Today on Tablet

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All-Israeli

Jon Scheyer, the best Jewish basketball player of his generation, led Duke to a championship and now plays for another powerhouse: Maccabi Tel Aviv

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Player Toys With Converting to Join Tel Aviv

But becoming Jewish requires more than standing on one foot

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Sundown: Circle the Date

Plus Perry goes kosher, the fatal mustache, and more

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Israeli Soldiers Barred from Turkey Match

IDF orders Maccabi Tel Aviv players not to travel to hostile land

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Why Doesn’t Euroleague Recognize Tel Aviv?

A basketball video game refers to ‘Maccabi Electra’

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Sundown: Confessions of an Ex-Columnist

Plus Israel stays course regarding Turkey, and more

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Daybreak: U.N. Bloc Moves Against Syria

Plus, further Gaza warring, bulking Southern defenses, and more in the news

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Sundown: Obama Campaign Gets Outside Help

Plus Casspi plans triumphant return, Peres turns 88, and more

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Jewish Duke Star Heads to Israel’s Duke

Jon Scheyer will play hoops for Maccabi Tel Aviv

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Games

This week in Israel: Shalit’s family stages a different kind of protest, Mossad speculates on war with Iran, and Maccabi fans get stranded at the airport

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Hapoelim of the World, Unite!

Tel Aviv soccer club enters the Champions League

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Fat Cats

Ehud Olmert, like the author’s son, believes in the feline defense: ‘I’m a cat, not a regular person, and the rules don’t apply to me’

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Draft Notice

Tel Aviv basketball star Omri Casspi is poised to become the first Israeli to play in the NBA