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May 26, 2013
JERUSALEM brings big man Tamir home
Hapoel Jerusalem announced Thursday on its website that it has agreed to terms with veteran big man Amit Tamir, who returns to his boyhood club in the wake of an injury to big man Uri Kokia. Tamir (210, 30) is a native Jerusalemite and grew up in the Hapoel ranks, taking part in the Euroleague with the team a decade ago. He also played one season in the Euroleague with AEK Athens in 2005-06. After growing up with Hapoel and playing for its senior team, he left to play college basketball at the University of California at Berkley. He has since played in Greece for PAOK, AEK and Larissa; for Spirou Charleoi in Belgium; Cherkassy in Ukraine; Apoel in Cyprus; and in Israel with Givat Shmual, Ashkelon and Holon, where he won the 2008 Israeli League championship. Tamir is also a member of the Israeli national team and played at EuroBasket 2007 and 2009. He is set to join the club on Friday and make his renewed debut next week in Spain against Cajasol.
"First of all, I want to wish a speedy recovery to Uri Kokia and I hope we can play together this season," Tamir said. "I am excited to return to Hapoel Jerusalem. For me it is completing a circle and I am very happy to come home. It’s a great honor to play in Jerusalem and especially for a coach like Oded Kattash. I can’t wait to take the floor."
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