Beşiktaş J.K. (men's basketball)

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Beşiktaş Sompo Japan
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Nickname Kara Kartallar (The Black Eagles)
Leagues Turkish League
Turkish Cup
Champions League
Founded 1933
History Beşiktaş J.K.
(1933–present)
Arena Akatlar Arena
Arena Capacity 3,200
Location İstanbul, Turkey
Team colors Black and White
         
President Fikret Orman
Team manager Cengiz Üçyürek
Head coach Ufuk Sarıca
Championships 2 Turkish Championships
1 Turkish Cup
1 Turkish President's Cup
1 EuroChallenge
Retired numbers 1 (8)
Website www.bjk.com.tr
Uniforms
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Beşiktaş Basketbol 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 Super League and in the Champions League.

History[edit]

The club's men'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 Super League, in every season, except in the 1988–89 season, due to their relegation to the Turkish Basketball First League after the 1987–88 season. The club won the Turkish Basketball Super League, under the management of Ateş Çubukçu and Tom Davis, in the 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 Most Valuable Player, 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 title in February 2012. In April 2012, the team won the 3rd-tier level EuroChallenge Final against Elan Chalon. After the EuroChallenge championship, the team won the Turkish Basketball Super 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;

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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
G 5 Turkey Güler, Muratcan (C) 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 36 – (1980-02-25)25 February 1980
PF 6 United States Clark, Earl 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 106 kg (234 lb) 28 – (1988-01-17)17 January 1988
PG 7 Turkey Edge, Şafak 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 24 – (1992-06-17)17 June 1992
F 10 Turkey Veyseloğlu, Erkan 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 33 – (1983-03-13)13 March 1983
C 15 Serbia Štimac, Vladimir 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 116 kg (256 lb) 29 – (1987-08-25)25 August 1987
PG 19 United States Thompson, Michael 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 27 – (1989-02-02)2 February 1989
SG 20 United States Tunisia Roll, Michael 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 29 – (1987-04-12)12 April 1987
C 21 Turkey Şanlı, Sertaç 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) 115 kg (254 lb) 25 – (1991-01-01)1 January 1991
G/F 24 United States Strawberry, D. J. 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 31 – (1985-06-15)15 June 1985
PG 25 Turkey Sipahi, Kenan 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 21 – (1995-05-26)26 May 1995
SF 34 United States Weems, Kyle 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 27 – (1989-08-23)23 August 1989
PF 37 Turkey Karaman, İlkan 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 115 kg (254 lb) 26 – (1990-05-13)13 May 1990
PF 65 Turkey Şenli, Doğan 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 24 – (1992-07-16)16 July 1992
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Turkey Murat Bilge
  • Turkey Servet Özsüner
  • Turkey Engin Gençoğlu
  • Turkey Arda Demirbağ
Team manager
  • Turkey Cengiz Üçyürek

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

RosterTransactions
Updated: September 18, 2016

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Vladimir Štimac Sertaç Şanlı Doğan Şenli
PF Earl Clark Kyle Weems İlkan Karaman
SF D. J. Strawberry Erkan Veyseloğlu Cenk Akyol
SG Michael Roll Muratcan Güler
PG Michael Thompson Kenan Sipahi Şafak Edge

Squad Changes for the 2016–17 Season[edit]

In[edit]

Out[edit]

Notable players[edit]

Head coaches[edit]

Honours[edit]

National competitions[edit]

European competitions[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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