Fine hired by Israeli club

Bernie Fine has signed on for his first job since being fired by Syracuse University last year.

Maccabi "Bazan" Haifa, more commonly known as Maccabi Haifa, has hired former SU men's assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine as a consultant.

Fine's contract was terminated late last year amid sexual assault allegations leveled by Bobby Davis and Mike Lang. According to ESPN, Haifa is ownned by Florida-based businessman Jeffrey Rosen. The club announced that he will advise the team on personnel decisions regarding both players and coaches. Fine's official title is basketball consultant.

Nearly half the team's squad is American or has roots in the United States.

The Israeli Super League regular season ends Saturday. Haifa may be relegated to the second division depending on this weekend's results. is currently waiting for a response from the club.

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