Shalom Life | December 29, 2015

Jordan Farmar Returns to Maccabi Tel Aviv

The former Los Angeles Clipper (and Laker) is expected to return to Israel

By: Maria Cruz

Published: July 8th, 2015 in Sports » Israel

Photo: Jordan Farmar on the Lakers


28-year-old American-Jewish basketball player Jordan Farmar is heading back to play for Maccabi Tel Aviv in Israel.

Even back in UCLA, where Farmar attended university, he was considered one of the elite point guards, which is his current position. He’s played for several teams throughout this career, from the Los Angeles Lakers (2006 – 2010), the New Jersey Nets before they moved to Brooklyn (2010 – 2012), and the Los Angeles Clippers (2014 – 2015), who released him in January.

Over his career, he’s averaged 7.7 points and 2.9 assists.

Farmar told the Maccabi Tel Aviv website that he’s happy to be returning to the State of Israel, Tel Aviv, and Maccabi, which is like a home to him. “I’m very excited, happy to have received this opportunity, and ready for the big challenge,” he said.

Farmar signed on with Maccabi back in 2011 for a one-year contract and won Euroleague Player of the Week after only one month of playing for the team. He received the title after a 27-point game against Real Madrid.

Guy Goodes, head coach for Maccabi, and former point guard from 1994 – 2004, expressed his excitement to have Farmar return. “We all know his massive, massive, talent, endless offensive capabilities, and his great experience in the NBA,” JTA reported.

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