2014–15 Israeli Basketball Super League

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2014–2015 Ligat Winner 1
Competition details
Season 2014–2015
Teams 12
Games played 33 (regular season)
Dates 12 October 2014 – 25 June 2015
TV Sport 5, Channel 1
Final positions
Champions Hapoel Jerusalem
1st title
Runners-up Hapoel Eilat
Semifinalists Maccabi Tel Aviv
Maccabi Rishon LeZion
Promoted Ironi Nahariya
Relegated Hapoel Gilboa Galil
Awards
MVP Israel Lior Eliyahu
Finals MVP United States Bracey Wright
Statistical leaders
Points United States Mark Lyons
18.4
Rebounds United States Julian Wright
9.8
Assists United States Jeremy Pargo
6.8

The 2014–2015 Israeli Basketball Super League, for sponsorships reasons known as Ligat Winner Basketball, was the 61st season of the Israeli Basketball Premier League. The season began on October 12, 2014 and ended on June 25, 2014.

The season marked the first time since 1993 that Maccabi Tel Aviv did not reach the Finals,[1] and the third time they failed to finish in either the first or second place. The season was the first time in the league's history to not include a Tel Aviv based team in the first or second place.

Hapoel Jerusalem B.C. took the Israeli title, after it beat Hapoel Eilat in the Finals.[2]

Teams[edit]

Changes[edit]

Barak Netanya has been relegated to Ligat Leumit due to financial difficulties, Making Maccabi Ashdod stay in the league although finishing last in the previous season.
Ironi Nahariya has been promoted to the league after winning Ligat Leumit last season.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Home city Stadium Capacity Last Season (Regular season)
Bnei Herzliya Herzliya HaYovel Herzliya 1,500 11th
Hapoel Gilboa Galil Gilboa Regional Council Gan Ner Sports Hall 2,100 QF (8th)
Hapoel Holon Holon Holon Toto Hall 5,500 QF (7th)
Hapoel Jerusalem Jerusalem Jerusalem Payis Arena 11,600 SF (2nd)
Ironi Nahariya Nahariya Ein Sarah 2,000 1st (Ligat Leumit)
Ironi Nes Ziona Nes Ziona Lev Hamoshava 1,300 QF (6th)
Maccabi Ashdod Ashdod HaKiriya Arena 2,200 12th
Hapoel Eilat B.C. Eilat Begin Arena 1,200 SF (5th)
Maccabi Haifa Haifa Romema Arena 5,000 Runner-Up (3rd)
Maccabi Rishon LeZion Rishon LeZion Beit Maccabi Rishon 2,200 10th
Maccabi Tel Aviv Tel Aviv Menora Mivtachim Arena 11,700 Champion (1st)
Hapoel Tel Aviv Tel Aviv Drive in Arena 3,500 QF (4th)

Head coaches[edit]

Team Head coach Seasons in the club
Bnei Herzliya Israel Mickey Gorka
1
Hapoel Gilboa Galil Israel Ariel Beit-Halahmy
1
Hapoel Holon Israel Elad Hasin
2
Hapoel Jerusalem Israel Danny Franco
1
Ironi Nahariya Israel Roi Hagay
2
Ironi Nes Ziona Israel Nadav Zilberstein
2
Maccabi Ashdod Israel Zvi Sherf
1
Hapoel Eilat Israel Arik Shivek
3
Maccabi Haifa Israel Rami Hadar
2
Maccabi Rishon LeZion Israel Sharon Drucker
1
Maccabi Tel Aviv Israel Guy Goodes
1
Hapoel Tel Aviv Israel Oded Kattash
1

Regular season[edit]

Mark Lyons, The 2014-15 leading scorer
Team Pld W L PF PA Diff Pts
1. Maccabi Tel Aviv 33 27 6 2867 2611 +256 60
2. Hapoel Jerusalem 33 25 8 2794 2427 +367 58
3. Hapoel Holon 33 17 16 2675 2669 +6 50
4. Hapoel Eilat 33 17 16 2718 2708 +10 50
5. Maccabi Haifa 33 17 16 2655 2668 -13 50
6. Maccabi Rishon LeZion 33 17 16 2643 2621 +22 50
7. Hapoel Tel Aviv 33 17 16 2674 2591 +83 50
8. Ironi Nes Ziona 33 15 18 2647 2705 -58 48
9. Bnei Herzliya 33 14 19 2826 2850 -24 47
10. Ironi Nahariya 33 12 21 2634 2855 -221 45
11. Maccabi Ashdod 33 11 22 2650 2799 -149 44
12. Hapoel Gilboa Galil 33 9 24 2518 2797 -279 42
Qualification to Quarterfinals
Relegation to the Second Division

Pld – Played; W – Won; L – Lost; PF – Points for; PA – Points against; Diff – Difference; Pts – Points.

Playoffs[edit]

Bracket[edit]

Small bold numbers represent the seed earned in the regular season of each team.

 
Quarterfinals
16–31 May
Semifinals
3–18 June
Finals
22–25 June
 
                
 
 
 
 
1 Maccabi Tel Aviv3
 
 
 
8 Ironi Nes Ziona0
 
1 Maccabi Tel Aviv2
 
 
 
4 Hapoel Eilat3
 
4 Hapoel Eilat3
 
 
 
5 Maccabi Haifa2
 
4 Hapoel Eilat6568133
 
 
 
2 Hapoel Jerusalem8088 168
 
2 Hapoel Jerusalem3
 
 
 
7 Hapoel Tel Aviv0
 
2 Hapoel Jerusalem3
 
 
 
4 Maccabi Rishon LeZion0
 
3 Hapoel Holon1
 
 
6 Maccabi Rishon LeZion3
 

Quarterfinals[edit]

The Quarterfinals are played as The-Best-Of-5 series. The higher ranked team hosts games 1, 3 and 5 (if necessary). The lower ranked team hosts games 2 and 4 (if necessary).

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 Game 1
16–18 May
Game 2
20–21 May
Game 3
24–25 May
Game 4
27–28 May
Game 5
30–31 May
Maccabi Tel Aviv (1) 3-0 (8) Ironi Nes Ziona 89-88 75-56 90-73
Hapoel Jerusalem (2) 3-0 (7) Hapoel Tel Aviv 75-67 98-83 77-73 (OT)
Hapoel Holon (3) 1-3 (6) Maccabi Rishon LeZion 76-80 (OT) 73-79 83-64 81-93
Hapoel Eilat (4) 3-2 (5) Maccabi Haifa 95-74 68-76 85-79 62-69 85-75

Semifinals[edit]

The Semifinals are played The-Best-Of-5 series. The higher ranked team hosts games 1, 3 and 5 (if necessary). The lower ranked team hosts games 2 and 4 (if necessary).

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 Game 1
3–4 June
Game 2
7–8 June
Game 3
10–11 June
Game 4
14–15 June
Game 5
17–18 June
Maccabi Tel Aviv (1) 2-3 (4) Hapoel Eilat 91-82 86-64 98-104 (OT) 79-92 76-79
Hapoel Jerusalem (2) 3-0 (6) Maccabi Rishon LeZion 81-73 76-75 90-74

Finals[edit]

The Finals series is played in a home-and-away format, with the overall cumulative score determining the champion. Thus, the score of one single game can be tied. The team who finishes at a higher place in the regular season will host the second game.

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 Game 1
22 June
Game 2
25 June
Hapoel Eilat (4) 133-168 (2) Hapoel Jerusalem 65-80 68-88

Game 1[edit]

22 June 2015
21:00
Hapoel Eilat 65–80 Hapoel Jerusalem
Scoring by quarter: 22-25, 14-19, 16-20, 13-16
Pts: Uter 16
Rebs: Uter, Kadir 8
Asts: Nissim 7
Pts: Wright 18
Rebs: Thompson 7
Asts: Eliyahu 7
Begin Arena
Attendance: 1,300

Game 2[edit]

25 June 2015
21:00
Hapoel Jerusalem 88–68 Hapoel Eilat
Scoring by quarter: 20-26, 16-18, 27-10, 25-14
Pts: Smith, Wright 20
Rebs: Smith 10
Asts: Smith, Eliyahu 6
Pts: Uter 17
Rebs: Uter 11
Asts: Berkowitz 5
Jerusalem Arena
Attendance: 11,600


2015 Israeli Basketball Super League Champions
Israel
Hapoel Jerusalem
1st title

All-Star Game[edit]

The 2015 Israeli League All-star event was held on 3 March 2015, at the new Holon Toto Hall in Holon. Every team sent one foreigner and one Israeli for the respective team, with the remaining spots been selected by the League. Maccabi Tel Aviv have been abroad for a Euroleague game, therefore their players did not compete in the event.

3 March
Israeli All-Stars 122–121 (OT) International All-Stars
Scoring by quarter: 30-30, 29-43, 36-19, 23-26, Overtime: 4-3
Pts: Rothbart 26
Rebs: Rothbart 8
Asts: Lior Eliyahu 7
Pts: Selby 23
Asts: Selby 11

Three-point shootout[edit]

Contestants
Pos. Player Team First round Final round
G IsraelUnited States Zack Rosen (W) Maccabi Ashdod 20 19
G IsraelDenmark Chanan Colman Maccabi Haifa 19 14
C IsraelBosnia and Herzegovina Robert Rothbart Ironi Nahariya 14 -
G Israel Yehu Orland Maccabi Ashdod 14 -
G Israel Yuval Naimi Bnei Herzliya 13 -
G Israel Yotam Halperin Hapoel Jerusalem 9 -
G United States Tony Crocker Hapoel Holon 8 -

Slam Dunk Contest[edit]

Contestants
Pos. Player Team
G United States Mark Lyons (W) Ironi Nahariya
F United States Virgin IslandsPuerto Rico Ivan Aska Maccabi Ashdod
F Israel Itay Segev Hapoel Gilboa Galil
F Israel Netanel Artzi Maccabi Haifa

Awards[edit]

Regular season MVP[edit]

All-BSL 1st team[edit]

Coach of the Season[edit]

Rising Star[edit]

Best Defender[edit]

Most Improved Player[edit]

Sixth Man of the Season[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]