Mickey Berkowitz

  • Birth

    He was born in 2/17/1954 in Kfar Saba, Israel
  • The first team he played

    The first team he played
    When he was 11 years old
    joined to Maccabi Tel Aviv children's group.
  • College career

    In 1975, he played college basketball for UNLV in the United States.
  • The first European Championship with Maccabi Tel Aviv

    The first European Championship with Maccabi Tel Aviv
    On 2/17/1977 Mickey Berkowitz led Maccabi Tel Aviv to winning the first European Championship
  • NBA offers

    After the EuroBasket 1979, Berkowitz had offers from the New Jersey Nets and the Atlanta Hawks, from the NBA, but a contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv stood in the way
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    -He was named one of FIBA's 50 Greatest Players in 1991.
    - He was selected to the 50 Greatest EuroLeague Contributors in February 2008
    -He was honored at the EuroLeague Final Four in Madrid
    -He was elected to the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2017
  • The Retirement

    The Retirement
    in 1/1/1995 retired from active game
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    Post playing career

    he wrote an autobiography called Born to Win.
    He went on to become the owner of the Ramat HaSharon basketball team.