Hawaii men’s basketball coach Eran Ganot takes medical leave

Hawaii’s coach Eran Ganot, seen here in a preseason exhibition against Chaminade last week, is taking a leave of absence for medical reasons. / Photo by Andrew Lee, Special to the Star-Advertiser

UH basketball coach Eran Ganot will be taking a temporary medical leave of absence, school officials announced today in a news release.

Ganot is expected to miss this weekend’s season-opening Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic in the Stan Sheriff Center. UH is set to play Florida A&M on Friday.

“Although it pains me to leave the game, there are certain health issues that I need to address,” Ganot said in the release. “I have a plan, and I will return.”

Ganot did not disclose the medical condition. But he has been dealing with back problems for a while.

Chris Gerlufsen will serve as acting head coach.

“Our main concern is with Eran’s health,” athletic director David Matlin said in the release. “We’re here to support him and we look forward to his return.”


  1. ai-eee-soos November 6, 2019 2:47 pm


  2. ai-eee-soos November 6, 2019 2:48 pm


    BEAT UP them sam jose SPARKIES !!!!

  3. Liz Kauai November 6, 2019 5:27 pm

    God Bless! Healing Energy!
    Go BasketBows!

  4. haka November 6, 2019 7:46 pm

    Get well Coach Ganot!

  5. sackkabooya November 6, 2019 11:44 pm

    Get well soon.

  6. ai-eee-soos November 7, 2019 11:31 am

    well … this is still open

    MWC writer’s view of game:



    BEAT UP them sam jose SPARKIES !!!!

  7. seehy November 7, 2019 11:55 am

    Get well soon Coach Ganot!

  8. clyde November 7, 2019 12:08 pm

    Stephen’s webcast being resurrected. He’s now interviewing Miano, with UH hoops assistant Montgomery on deck

  9. Aiea 7 November 7, 2019 2:43 pm

    based on what is being said, it appears that ganot will be having some kind of surgery and will be hospitalized and there would be rehabilitation involved. hope all is well and he makes a full and complete recovery.

  10. cappie the mortgage money lending dog November 7, 2019 3:58 pm

    get well, coach ganot. you have fans who believe in what you’re doing.

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