The National Basketball League held a press conference Thursday evening to open the playoffs 2018/19.
Of the eight who came to the playoffs, representatives of six teams arrived, among them Maccabi Haifa Hunter, Ironi Raanana, Maccabi K. Motzkin, Ironi K. Ata, Elizur Ashkelon and Elizur Yavne. When representatives of Hapoel Afula and Hapoel Galil Elyon were absent from the press conference.
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Daniel Seoana, coach of the team, said: “I feel good at Maccabi, every basketball coach wants to finish a coach’s basket and now we’re on the playoffs, the men’s time of the season and I personally feel ready.”
“All the teams have to make the leap for the playoffs and we are a huge challenge for me and I know that Maccabi Haifa wants to be next season in the Premier League,” he added.
“Everyone wants to be promoted, the players, the management, the fans, the city itself, the professional team and our people in Miami, they brought me here and I know that this will be a difficult task, we will come ready,” he said. “He said.
The team captain, Willy Workman: “We want to get as far as we can for the quarterfinals, and our fans have to push us and give us energy.” Maccabi is a big and historic club in Israeli basketball, we’re looking forward, we’re ready to play.
“Afula beat us in Romema and we beat them in their home, Afula is a good team with a great coach and good players, I do not think about what was, we look forward to the next game,” said Workman.