• EuroChallenge 1st round
  • Super League 2nd Place
  • League Cup Semi Final
  • Israeli Basketball League Cup win
# Name Position Height Nationality Birthday
4Matan NaorForward1.95Israel03.11.1980
5Raviv LimonadGuard1.91Israel26.08.1984
6Ofir LeviGuard1.90Israel06.02.1987
8Erez MarkovichCenter2.07Israel10.07.1978
9Eylon ZagoriForward2.01Israel09.09.1984
10Itzik OhanonForward2.05Israel15.02.1980
11Guy KantorGuard1.86Israel12.06.1974
12Meir TapiroMeir TapiroGuard1.92Israel28.03.1975
13Ido KozikaroCenter2.04Israel01.08.1978
14Tamar SlayForward2.05USA04.04.1980
15Horace JenkinsGuard1.86USA04.10.1974
21Roger Mason, Jr.Guard1.96USA10.12.1980
33Mario AustinCenter2.06USA26.02.1982

After a 'sweet and sour' season, with winning the State Cup but not qualifying for the Israeli League Final Four, Hapoel Jerusalem hired Guy Goodes as coach. Goodes, who served as assistant coach for Maccabi Tel Aviv, was formerly coach of Maccabi Rishon LeZion.

Hapoel signed four new foreign players to join Timmy Bowers: center Omar Sneed, forward Rashon Clark, guard Adam Haluska and center Travis Watson. The team later released Clarck and replaced him with forward Roger Powell Jr. and center Torin Francis. The team also released most of its Israeli players and signed Moran Rot and Jewish-American forward Jordan Fliegel. Yuval Naimi, who grew up in Hapoel's youth teams, returned to the club.


The season started well for Hapoel Jerusalem, with the team winning the Winner Cup after defeating Ironi Nahariya 82-79. Bowers was named tournament MVP.

Hapoel opened the regular season with a home win over Maccabi Tel Aviv in week 2. The team finished second in the league with a perfect home record for the first time ever in the club's history. Sneed was named All-League First Team.

Hapoel defeated Ironi Nahariya in the quarterfinals 3-0 and qualified for the Final Four. The team faced Maccabi Haifa in the semifinals. Haifa took the lead early in the game, but an incredible 21-0 run by Hapoel in the fourth quarter gave the team its first lead with six minutes to go. Finally it was Haifa that won the game in overtime 98-93. Hapoel also lost the third place game missed qualification for the Eurocup.

Three months before the teams met in the Final Four, they met in the State Cup Semifinals. Haifa won the game 67-66.

Hapoel Jerusalem participated in the Eurocup, facing Unics Kazan in the second qualifying round. Kazan won the first game in Russia 88-66. Hapoel won the second game in Malha 76-73, but the team was eliminated from the Eurocup.

Hapoel entered the EuroChallenge and was drawn in Group E. the team was again eliminated after losing three of its six games.

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