Robert Rothbart

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Robert Rothbart
No. 7 – Ironi Nahariya
Position Center
League Israeli Basketball Premier League
Personal information
Born (1986-06-16) June 16, 1986 (age 28)
Sarajevo, SFR Yugoslavia
(now Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Nationality Bosnian / Israeli / Serbian
Listed height 7 ft 1.5 in (2.17 m)
Listed weight 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2005 / Undrafted
Pro career 2004–present
Career history
2004–2006 Paris Basket Racing
2006–2007 Hapoel Galil Elyon
2007–2008 Borac Nektar
2008–2009 Ironi Nahariya
2009–2010 Elitzur Maccabi Netanya
2010–2011 Maccabi Haifa
2011–2012 Union Olimpija
2012–2013 Start Gdynia
2013 Gamateks Pamukkale Üniversitesi
2014 KK Leotar
2014 KK Igokea
2014–present Ironi Nahariya

Robert Rothbart (Hebrew: רוברט רות'בארט‎, born Boris Kajmaković on June 16, 1986) is a Bosnian-Israeli-Serbian professional basketball player playing the position of center for Ironi Nahariya.


Rothbart is Jewish,[1] and was born in Sarajevo the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, at the time part of the former Yugoslavia. Due to the war, Robert's family emigrated to Israel, where they stayed for two years before moving to United States when he was eight years old.[2]

After graduating from the private elementary The Harker School in San Jose, California, Robert has successfully played high school basketball for Saint Francis High School (Mountain View, California), Monta Vista High School (Cupertino, California),[2] and Natomas High School (Sacramento, California).[3]During his stay in Sacramento, He was involved in the Indian community while he was supervised by Serbian-born NBA star Vlade Divac.

Although he initially committed to Indiana University, Rothbart decided in the summer of 2004, to skip college and move to Europe where he's active today. After two seasons with Paris Basket Racing in the French Ligue Nationale de Basketball and one season with Israeli Hapoel Galil Elyon, Rothbart moved to play in Bosnia and Herzegovina where he was born. Prior to the 2008/2009 season, he signed with Ironi Nahariya from the Israeli league again.

He featured best overall statistic, most rebounds, and no 3 in scoring in BIH League 13 competition for 2007/08 season, as per, a national basketball web portal.

Prior to the 2009/2010 season he signed with Elitzur Maccabi Netanya B.C., with whom he has reached the Israeli Basketball State Cup semi-finals.In the summer of 2010 he has signed to play for Maccabi Haifa B.C..

He is a part of the Israeli national basketball team.

Robert holds multiple nationalities, including Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Israel.[2]

In August 2011 he signed with Union Olimpija.[4]



  1. ^ "Jews in Professional Basketball: 2014–15; Foreign Jews Playing in Israel". Jewish Sports Review 9 (107): 13. January–February 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "Rothbart Signs With Hoosiers". 
  3. ^ "Robert Rothbart". 
  4. ^ UNION OLIMPIJA signs big Rothbart

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