well even i'm a die hard maccabi fan this tel aviv imperia needs to end, i hope other clubs will win the israeli league so it will become more competitive, BUT an important factor is that the ONLY 10,000+ arena we have in israel its nokia arena, they need to built more arenas in the rest of the country if they try to play in euroleague or uleb cup in front of their home fans, there are plans to built another big arena in jerusalem, i hope they do it cause hapoel jerusalem will play euroleague also if they have a proper arena!
That is a good point Shnorrer, only Nokia Arena has capacity for 10,000 or more fans. But don't forget that in basketball we have very few teams who could fill in the arenas. In football maybe it could be different, but in basketball i believe only Maccabi Tel Aviv, Hapoel Jerusalem and maybe Hapoel Tel Aviv when they are in a good period. The rest honestly have hard core fans who go to every match, but can't fill in a 10,000 arena.
Of course as a Maccabi fan i wil always want the team to win, but for the league it was good and more intrest and investments could come. Hapoel Jerusalem with Gaidamek already took the State Cup from Maccabi and now Holon wins and announces they want Lior Eliyahu, so this could be good for our league and for our NT.
Just in another news, Nikola Vujcic apparently will leave Maccabi after more than 5 seasons at the club. He will have press conference this week.
And Jerusalem and NT player Guy Pnini could move to Spain and play for Valencia.