Beşiktaş J.K. (men's basketball)

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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 Henrik Dettmann
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 under the management of 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 3rd-tier 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

Currently the team arena is also renamed as BJK Integral Arena due to the sponsorship agreement.[1][2]

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Beşiktaş men's basketball roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PG 1 United States Reynolds, Scottie 70001850000000000001.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb) 27 – (1987-10-10)10 October 1987
SG 4 United States Lofton, Chris Injured 70001880000000000001.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 700188000000000000088 kg (194 lb) 29 – (1986-03-27)27 March 1986
SG 5 Turkey Güler, Muratcan Injured (C) 70001880000000000001.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 700182000000000000082 kg (181 lb) 35 – (1980-03-25)25 March 1980
G 7 Turkey Taşkıran, Enes 70001900000000000001.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 18 – (1997-01-17)17 January 1997
PG 10 Turkey Tunçeri, Kerem 70001910000000000001.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb) 36 – (1979-04-14)14 April 1979
SF 12 Turkey Erdeniz, Caner 70001980000000000001.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 700185000000000000085 kg (187 lb) 28 – (1987-03-25)25 March 1987
SG 13 Puerto Rico Holland, John 70001960000000000001.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 700193000000000000093 kg (205 lb) 26 – (1988-11-06)6 November 1988
PG 14 Turkey Atsür, Engin Injured 70001930000000000001.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb) 31 – (1984-04-02)2 April 1984
SG 15 Turkey Şanlı, Doğukan 70001920000000000001.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 700184000000000000084 kg (185 lb) 20 – (1995-01-23)23 January 1995
F/C 25 United States Johnson, JaJuan 70002080000000000002.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 7002100000000000000100 kg (220 lb) 26 – (1989-02-08)8 February 1989
C 26 United States Armstrong, Hilton 70002110000000000002.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 7002107000000000000107 kg (236 lb) 30 – (1984-11-23)23 November 1984
SF 45 Australia Broekhoff, Ryan 70002009999999999992.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 700198000000000000098 kg (216 lb) 24 – (1990-08-23)23 August 1990
PF 51 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bajramović, Kenan 70002060000000000002.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 7002104000000000000104 kg (229 lb) 33 – (1981-05-24)24 May 1981
F/C 65 Turkey Şenli, Doğan 70002049999999999992.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 700198000000000000098 kg (216 lb) 22 – (1992-07-16)16 July 1992
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Turkey Faruk Beşok
Team manager

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: February 24, 2014

Depth Chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench #1 Bench #2 Reserve
C Hilton Armstrong Cem Coşkun
PF JaJuan Johnson Doğan Şenli Kenan Bajramović Mehmet Şanlı
SF Ryan Broekhoff Caner Erdeniz Enes Berkay Taşkıran
SG Chris Lofton John Holland Muratcan Güler Doğukan Şanlı
PG Scottie Reynolds Kerem Tunçeri Engin Atsür

Squad Changes for the 2014-2015 Season[edit]

In[edit]

Out[edit]

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team, as has been defined under FIBA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIBA nationality.

No. Position Player
Turkey PG Kartal Özmızrak (to Turkey Eskişehir Basket)

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

International[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facilities, Beşiktaş Integral Arena". Beşiktaş Official Website. Retrieved 29 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Beşiktaş İntegral Forex". Integral Forex Official Website. Retrieved 29 January 2015. 

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