Coach Jino stays in Nahariya

Yaacov JinoYaacov Jino (45) will continue as the coach of Ironi Nahariya for two more seasons. Nahariya's presidenet Mr Avi Sabag and coach Jino met today and decided to continue the relationships for two more years.

Nahariya had huge financial problems last season but Jino stayed all along with the team and despite releasing few importent players, like Raviv Limonad and Aaron Macghee, Jino led the team to the 7th place with a 10-12 record.

Sabag stated: "We are entering a difficult season so it was important for us to have a great coach like Jino."

 Next season will the 4th of Jino as head coach in the Israeli League as for many years he coached teams in the 2nd and 3rd category leagues in Israel and was an assistant coach in the first division.

In 2003/04 season he became the head coach of Bnei Hasharon and led the team to the 4th place. In 2004/05 season he was the assistant coach of Pini Gershon in Maccabi Tel-Aviv.

The next season he returned to Bnei Hasharon. In 20606/07 and 2007/08 seasons he coached Leuven in Belgium. In 2008/09 he returned to Israel and took over Nahariya.

Jino has also coached the Israeli U20 National Team which he led to the 4th place in 2004 U20 European Championship.

Source: www.basket.co.il

(Photo: Avi Mualem)