Beşiktaş men's basketball team

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Beşiktaş Integral Forex
Beşiktaş Integral Forex logo
Leagues Turkish Basketball League
Eurocup
Founded 1933
History Beşiktaş J.K.
(1933–present)
Arena BJK Akatlar Arena
Arena Capacity 3,200
Location İstanbul, Turkey
Team colors Black and White
         
President Fikret Orman
Head coach Ahmet Kandemir
Championships 2 Turkish League
1 Turkish Cup
1 Turkish President's Cup
1 EuroChallenge
Retired numbers 1 (8)
Website www.bjk.com.tr
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away

Beşiktaş J.K. İstanbul known as Beşiktaş Integral Forex for sponsorship reasons, is a Turkish professional basketball team from the city of İstanbul. The team formed in 1933 as the basketball section of Beşiktaş JK, which was founded in 1903. The team competes in the Turkish Basketball League and in the Turkish Cup.

History[edit]

The club's basketball section started out in the year 1933, before being halted in 1936, and then resuming once again in 1940. Since then, Beşiktaş has played in the first Turkish Basketball League, in every season, except in the 1988-89 season, due to their relegation to the Turkish Second League after the 1987-88 season. The club won the Turkish Basketball League management by Ateş Çubukçu and Tom Davis in 1974-75 season.

In October 2010, Beşiktaş announced the biggest transfer in the history of the club's basketball department, with the signing of the former NBA MVP Allen Iverson. Iverson signed a 2 year $4 million net income contract.

In July 2011, NBA All-Star Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets announced he would play for Beşiktaş, due to the 2011 NBA lockout. His $5 million net income contract included a clause that would enable him to return to the NBA during the regular season, if an agreement was made between the owners and players association.

When the lockout finished, Williams was replaced by Carlos Arroyo. Arroyo led the team to the Turkish Cup championship in February 2012. In April 2012, the team won the EuroChallenge final against Elan Chalon. After the EuroChallenge championship, the team won the Turkish Basketball League finals against Anadolu Efes. On September 30, 2012, the team won the Turkish President's Cup against Anadolu Efes.

Sponsorship naming[edit]

Beşiktaş has had several denominations through the years due to its sponsorship;

  • Beşiktaş Cola Turka: 2005-2011
  • Beşiktaş Milangaz: 2011-2012
  • Beşiktaş Integral Forex: 2013-present

Players[edit]

Retired numbers[edit]

Beşiktaş retired numbers
Player Position Tenure
8 United States Deron Williams PG 2011

Current roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team, as has been defined by FIBA. Players may hold more than one nationality.

Beşiktaş men's basketball roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
SG 5 Turkey Güler, Muratcan (C) 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 34 – (1980-03-25)March 25, 1980
PG 6 Turkey Özmızrak, Kartal 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 18 – (1995-08-29)August 29, 1995
SG 9 United States Lofton, Chris 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 28 – (1986-03-27)March 27, 1986
SF 10 Australia Broekhoff, Ryan 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 23 – (1990-08-23)August 23, 1990
PF 11 Turkey Şanlı, Mehmet 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 110 kg (243 lb) 19 – (1995-06-06)June 6, 1995
SG 25 Turkey Şanlı, Doğukan 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 19 – (1995-01-23)January 23, 1995
F/C - United States Johnson, JaJuan 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 25 – (1989-02-08)February 8, 1989
F - United States Stone, Tyler 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 22 – (1991-09-08)September 8, 1991
PG - Turkey Atsür, Engin 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 30 – (1984-04-02)April 2, 1984
F/C - Turkey Şenli, Doğan 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 22 – (1992-07-16)July 16, 1992
SF - Turkey Erdeniz, Caner 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 27 – (1987-03-25)March 25, 1987
PG - United States Miller, Patrick 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 22 – (1992-05-22)May 22, 1992
PG - Turkey Tunçeri, Kerem 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 35 – (1979-04-14)April 14, 1979
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Turkey Faruk Beşok
Team manager

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: July 9, 2014

Depth Chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench #1 Bench #2 Reserve
C JaJuan Johnson Doğan Şenli
PF Tyler Stone Mehmet Şanlı
SF Ryan Broekhoff Caner Erdeniz
SG Chris Lofton Muratcan Güler Doğukan Şanlı
PG Patrick Miller Engin Atsür Kartal Özmızrak

Squad Changes for the 2014-2015 Season[edit]

In[edit]

Out[edit]

Notable players[edit]

Head coaches[edit]

Achievements[edit]

Domestic[edit]

  • Turkish League:
    • Simple cup icon.svg Winner (2): 1975, 2012
    • Simple silver cup.svg Runners-up (6): 1972, 1976, 1977, 1982, 1983, 2005
  • President's Cup
    • Simple cup icon.svg Winner (1): 2012
    • Simple silver cup.svg Runner-up (1): 1987

International[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]