By Amy Samin
Alon Stein, 35, has joined Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv’s professional staff and will serve as the team’s second assistant coach.
Stein played in the club’s youth department and began his professional playing career at Hapoel Gilboa/Galil under the guidance of none other than current Maccabi head coach, David Blatt. As his career went on, he also played in Germany, Switzerland, and Holland. During the 2010-11 season, Stein was brought to Maccabi Tel Aviv by Blatt and served as a practice player. For the last two years, Stein has been the coach of the Maccabi Tel Aviv youth department, working with the Under 16 and Under 19 teams.
Alon Stein: “I’m happy and excited to be joining Maccabi’s coaching staff. I can’t wait to start practices and to work together with Blatt, Goodes and all the rest of the staff. I’ll do everything I can to help the team succeed and reach its goals this season.”
Head coach David Blatt: “I’m very happy that Alon is joining our staff. He has all of the necessary characteristics to be a coach at the highest levels one day. I really like his knowledge, his passion for basketball, and his personality and character. Alon has been a part of the Maccabi family for several years now, in various roles, and we are aware of his qualities and his many contributions.”