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Report: Farmar signs with Maccabi Tel Aviv

Posted on: August 3, 2011 3:56 pm
Edited on: August 3, 2011 3:58 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

Yesterday we told you about Jordan Farmar zeroing in on a contract with Israeli pro club Maccabi Haifa. Looks like the Maccabi part was right, but instead of Haifa, Farmar is signing with powerhouse Tel Aviv instead, according to Yahoo! Sports.

This is after Haifa owner Jeffrey Rosen, an American, said in a statement, "We've been in serious talks with Jordan Farmar, who has expressed great interest to play for Maccabi Haifa," Rosen said. "We believe we are close to an agreement, but we have a few more hurdles to overcome to make it happen. We would love to have Jordan Farmar join Maccabi Haifa during the NBA lockout and we find his aspirations to play in Israel to be inspirational."

Well, doesn't look like it's going to go that way. Tel Aviv has a lot more money to throw around and that's likely what convinced Farmar to go that way. But with him being under contract still with the Nets, this contract is just a lockout provisional one with an NBA opt-out.
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