Panathinaikos OPAP announces the 1,5 year agreement with coach Oded Kattash. Lior Lubin is added as the assistant coach.
Oded Kattash was born on October 10nth, 1974 is an Israeli professional basketball coach and former player. During his playing career, at a height of 194 cm (6' 4 1⁄2") tall, he played at the point guard position. He was the 1998 Israeli Basketball Premier League MVP. He is currently working as the head coach of Hapoel Jerusalem and the senior Israel men's national team. As a player, he won the EuroLeague title in the 1999–2000 season, while playing with Panathinaikos.
After Kattash retired from playing basketball, he took up basketball coaching, and he first coached Hapoel Galil Elyon. He was the head coach of Macabbi Tel Aviv, from summer of 2007, until January 1, 2008, when he resigned.
Shortly after, he returned to Galil Elyon, and helped the team stay in the Israeli first division. In 2009, he remained with Galil, leading them against the odds, to the Israeli League Final Four, and coming within a last shot of knocking out Maccabi Tel Aviv in the semifinals. In 2010, he won the Israeli League championship with Galil, after a win over Maccabi Tel Aviv in the league finals.
In June 2010, Kattash was appointed as Hapoel Jerusalem's head coach, signing a three-year contract.
On June 21, 2012, Kattash was appointed the head coach of Hapoel Eilat, as the team was re-included into the Israeli Premier League, for the 2012-13 season.
On June 27, 2014, at the end of his contract, Kattash signed a three-year contract with Hapoel Tel Aviv. On November 3, 2015, he was dismissed, after only four games, after three consecutive losses. He subsequently returned to Hapoel Eilat. However, On July 18, 2017, Hapoel Eilat and Kattash decided to part ways. During that summer, Kattash led the Israel national under-20 basketball team to a silver medal at the 2017 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship.
On October 10, 2017, The Basketball Federation of Israel, named Kattash the new head coach of the senior Israeli national team, for the next four years. On February 22, 2018, Kattash returned for a second stint to Hapoel Jerusalem, signing a one-and-a-half year deal.