Aaron Jackson on joining Maccabi Tel-Aviv: “It was my best chance to win the Final Four”

Aaron Jackson
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Aaron Jackson spoke with the Israeli website Sport5 and explained his decision to sign with Maccabi Tel-Aviv.

“I wanted to come to Maccabi since my first season with Bilbao. I had a great season and helped the team reach the Spanish League finals, and Maccabi was one of the teams that tried to convince me to sign, but things didn’t work out.

Coach Giannis Sfairopoulos is demanding. He always had an interest in me, and before I went to China, he wanted me in Olympiacos. He contacted me personally, and when you get this from a coach, it means a lot.

I told Milan and coach Ettore Messina that we had a lot of history together, but I thought Maccabi was my best chance to win the Final Four. That’s what I want to do; I want to win the EuroLeague.

I wanted to come to a winning team. And Maccabi has so much history; it’s something special,” Jackson said about his new team.

As announced by the club today (25/12), Jackson will arrive to Tel-Aviv early next week.