Beşiktaş J.K. (men's basketball)

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Beşiktaş Integral Forex
Beşiktaş Integral Forex logo
Leagues Turkish Basketball League
Founded 1933
History Beşiktaş J.K.
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)
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Home jersey
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Team colours
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Away jersey
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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.


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]


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
G 7 Turkey Taşkıran, Enes 70001900000000000001.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 18 – (1997-01-17)17 January 1997
PG 14 Turkey Atsür, Engin 70001930000000000001.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb) 31 – (1984-04-02)2 April 1984
SF 45 Australia Broekhoff, Ryan 70002009999999999992.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 700198000000000000098 kg (216 lb) 24 – (1990-08-23)23 August 1990
F/C 65 Turkey Şenli, Doğan 70002049999999999992.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 700198000000000000098 kg (216 lb) 22 – (1992-07-16)16 July 1992
G/F Turkey Akyol, Cenk 70002000000000000002.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 700194000000000000094 kg (207 lb) 28 – (1987-04-16)16 April 1987
PF Finland Murphy, Erik 70002080000000000002.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 7002104000000000000104 kg (229 lb) 24 – (1990-10-26)26 October 1990
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Team manager

  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: February 24, 2014

Depth Chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench #1 Bench #2 Reserve
C [[<span style="color:black;"]] [[<span style="color:black;"]]
PF Erik Murphy Doğan Şenli [[<span style="color:black;"]] Mehmet Şanlı
SF Ryan Broekhoff [[<span style="color:black;"]] Enes Berkay Taşkıran
SG [[<span style="color:black;"]] Cenk Akyol [[<span style="color:black;"]] Doğukan Şanlı
PG Engin Atsür

Squad Changes for the 2014-2015 Season[edit]



Notable players[edit]

Head coaches[edit]



  • Turkish League:
    • Simple cup icon.svg Winner (2): 1975, 2012
    • Simple silver cup.svg Runners-up (6): 1972, 1976, 1977, 1982, 1983, 2005


See also[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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