Offer Rahimi: It's a success that we made it to the Final 4 but now we want to win
28-04-2022 | 18:47Maccabi Next Urban Haifa has had a season with some ups and downs but the team is where it matters - at the Final 4 of Delasport Balkan League. They will play Balkan in the second semifinal on Friday evening and here is what the head coach of the team - Offer Rahimi, had to say hours before the game:
- How are you coming to the Finals also given the fact that the season has been tough all along?
- After we finished the playoff in the local league, we're very happy that we made it to the Final 4. We are coming with a new roster compared to how we started. The management takes the Balkan League very seriosly and we brought in new players because we had lots of injures in Israeli league. I don't want to rate the team, I think that obviously Hapoel, which plays in the first divison, has a lot of experience and talent, but it's a Final 4, it's a trophy and anything is possible.
- Generally how do you rate the team's participation so far and how big of a success for you is to reach the F4?
- For us it's a success that we made it to the Final 4 but of course the players and we the coaches want to win.
- What can you say about your opponent and what will be the key in the game in order to qualify for the final?
- I truly respect Balkan, We did scouting and we can see that they have a very good coach, that they are a balanced team with talent and experience and we respect them a lot.
Delasport Balkan League, season 14 – the summary
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Photo-gallery from the FINAL: Hapoel Nofar Energy Galil Elion - Maccabi Next Urban Haifa
The Top 5 players of the season were presented with their awards
Photo-gallery from the medal ceremony for 3rd place
Photo-gallery from the game for 3/4 place BC Balkan - Ironi Rain Nahariya
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Referee nominations for the final two games of the Final 4
The time for the big final has come
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Photo-gallery from the game Maccabi Next Urban Haifa - BC Balkan
Bryce Washington: When we do what we have to do, we are hard to beat
Photo-gallery from the game Hapoel Nofar Energy Galil Elion - Ironi Rain Nahariya
Hapoel Nofar Energy Galil Elion dominates the hosts to reach the final
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Semifinal 2 preview: Maccabi Next Urban Haifa vs BC Balkan
Semifinal 1 preview: Hapoel Nofar Energy Galil Elion vs Ironi Rain Nahariya
Here are the referees nominations for the semifinal games
We present: Delasport Balkan League team of the season
Nebojsa Vidic: Reaching the Final 4 was worth all the tough months we had
Shai Segalovich: We are proud to be the only team with the same roster from the start of the season
Barak Peleg: We need to stay humble to win against Ironi Rain Nahariya
Tony Mitchell cleared to play at the Final 4
Road to the Final 4: BC Balkan
Road to the Final 4: Maccabi Next Urban Haifa
Road to the Final 4: Ironi Rain Nahariya
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