On Tuesday, the American owner of Maccabi Haifa told the media that he was close to signing Jordan Farmar to a contract. Not so fast. Farmar has signed with an Israeli team but not Maccabi Haifa. Instead, he'll be playing for Maccabi Tel Aviv, the best team in Israel and a perennial Euroleague power.
"I'm very excited to play in Tel Aviv,'' Farmar told the Star-Ledger. "I went there as a little kid. My stepdad is from Tel Aviv."
Like Deron Williams' deal with Besiktas in Turkey, Farmar's deal is for one-year with a provision that he can return if the NBA lockout ends. Farmar is the fourth Net to sign overseas. Farmar's old teammate from the Lakers, Sasha Vujacic signed with Efes, also a Turkish team, and Mario West signed with Verona of the Italian League.
- Nets' Jordan Farmar agrees to deal with Maccabi Tel Aviv - Colin Stephenson - Star-Ledger
- Farmar to play in Israel during lockout - Adrian Wojnarowski - Yahoo! Sports
Pistons a second chance for Frank - Fred Kerber - New York Post
Nets’ Jordan Farmar Signs With Israeli Team - AP
Jordan Farmar signs with Tel Aviv - ESPN New York
- Maccabi signs Farmar at point - Euroleague
Nets guard Farmar signs with Israeli champions - NBA.com
- Jordan Farmar Signs With Maccabi Tel-Aviv, Becomes Latest Nets Player To Head Overseas - Evan Dunlap - SB Nation New York