Tamir Goodman, dubbed “The Jewish Jordan” by the media, captivated the public’s attention with the intriguing combination of devout faith and basketball prowess on the court. Tamir was a top-ranked high school recruit and went on to make history as the first Jewish basketball player to play D-I college and professional basketball while faithfully wearing a yarmulke on the court and without playing on the Jewish Sabbath. The media was there to document every twist and turn of Tamir’s career with feature reports in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Sports Illustrated, and on ESPN, CNN and Fox, among many others.
Since retiring from playing in 2009, Tamir has established his reputation as a sought-after motivational speaker, coach, and educator. He is also the founder and director of the non-profit Coolanu Israel, creator and CEO of Sport Strings Tzitzit, partner in the Omri Casspi Basketball Camps, author of The Jewish Jordan’s Triple Threat, and the inventor of several basketball training aids. Tamir is a former soldier in the Israeli Defense Forces, holds a B.A. in communications, and is the father of four kids.