Bernie Fine Hired By Israeli Team
By Michael McAllister
According to ESPN
, former Syracuse assistant coach Bernie Fine has been hired by Israeli team Maccabi Haifa as a consultant. According to the article:
Sources close to the situation told ESPN.com that Maccabi Bazan Haifa of the Israeli Basketball Super League will announce Thursday in Israel that Fine has been hired as a basketball consultant to the team, which is owned by Florida-based businessman Jeffrey Rosen.
Maccabi Haifa will include Fine on player personnel decisions, as well as the team's coaching search for next season. But Fine, sources said, will do his consulting from the United States.
Maccabi Haifa has confirmed the report on their website
The Maccabi “Bazan” Haifa basketball team of the Israeli Basketball Super League announced today the team has hired former Syracuse University associate head coach Bernie Fine as a basketball consultant. Fine, who will be based in the United States, will consult the Maccabi “Bazan” Haifa management on player personnel decisions as well as the team’s coaching search for next season. Fine, who worked with Syracuse University for 36 seasons, had the longest active streak of consecutive seasons at one school among assistant coaches in Division I.