Jake Cohen will finish his tenth season of his career and seventh with Maccabi Tel Aviv next week, while for the veteran forward last season was a year of renewed career flourishing.
Now that he has decided that he wants to continue for another season, the Yellows are expected to submit an offer to the forward for a contract extension, with the player believed to continue for another season in Yellow.
At the age of 32, almost a decade since he first arrived at the Menora Mivtachim Arena, the veteran interior player reinvented himself and was an important factor in the Yellows' run in the Euroleague, starting in the top five and setting career records in minutes played and playing in the top five.
Jake Cohen hovering in the arena, photo: Alan Shaver
At the beginning of the season, Cohen's situation was much different, and in the opening four rounds of the Euroleague he did not dress at all.
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Israel Hayom has learned that at the time, according to sources familiar with the details, the Israeli national team player was even considering announcing his retirement at the end of the season. But the flourishing he experienced, the change in his performance and status in the rotation, and his impact on the game made him reconsider.
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