Oded Kattash in 2015.
October 10, 1974 |
|Listed height||1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|NBA draft||1996 / Undrafted|
|1992–1993||Maccabi Ramat Gan|
|1994–1995||Hapoel Galil Elyon|
|1995–1999||Maccabi Tel Aviv|
|2004–2007||Hapoel Galil Elyon|
|2007–2008||Maccabi Tel Aviv|
|2008–2010||Hapoel Gilboa Galil|
|2014–2015||Hapoel Tel Aviv|
|Career highlights and awards|
Oded Kattash (Hebrew: עודד קטש, born October 10, 1974) is an Israeli basketball coach and former player. He has coached seven teams in his career, also being assistant coach for Israel. Since November 2015 he has returned to coach Hapoel Eilat B.C.. As a player, he won the Euroleague title in the 1999–2000 season while playing with Panathinaikos.
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.
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.
On June 27, 2014, at the end of his contract Kattash signed a three-year coach Hapoel Tel Aviv. On November 3, 2015 was dismissed, after only four games, after three consecutive losses.
He subsequently returned to Hapoel Eilat.
- Kattash is known to have different-coloured Irises, a condition known as heterochromia of the irises (heterochromia iridis).
- "הפועל אילת: עודד קטש חתם". Israel Hayom (in Hebrew). 12 November 2015. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
- Arbel, Tel Aviv, Yarone (1 January 2008). "Maccabi bench: Kattash resigns, Sherf in". euroleague.net. Euroleague. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
- Last, Jeremy (15 June 2010). "Local Hoops: Hapoel J'lem signs Katash for 3-year stint". Jerusalem Post. Jerusalem. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
- Gellar, Raphael (11 October 2012). "Israeli Basketball Preview 2012-2013". The Times of Israel. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
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- Sinai, Allon (January 1, 2008). "Local Hoops: Kattash steps down as Maccabi TA coach". Jerusalem Post. Retrieved March 17, 2008.