Darüşşafaka Basketbol

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Darüşşafaka Tekfen
Darüşşafaka Tekfen logo
NicknameDaçka Basketbol
LeaguesTurkish League
Turkish Cup
EuroCup
Founded1951; 68 years ago (1951)
History
ArenaDarüşşafaka Ayhan Şahenk (BSL)
Volkswagen Arena (EuroLeague/EuroCup)
CapacityDarüşşafaka Ayhan Şahenk - 3,500
Volkswagen Arena - 5,240
LocationIstanbul, Turkey
Team coloursGreen, black
         
Main sponsorTekfen
PresidentÜmit Başkırt
Team managerAhmet Eran
Head coachSelçuk Ernak
Team captainErkan Veyseloğlu
2018 positionTurkish League, 6th of 16
Championships1 EuroCup
2 Turkish Championships
1 Turkish Second Division
Websitedarussafakabasketbol.com

Darüşşafaka Basketbol (Darussafaka Basketball), known as Darüşşafaka Tekfen Basketbol for sponsorship reasons, and also commonly known as "Daçka Basketbol", is a professional basketball club that is based in Istanbul, Turkey. Darüşşafaka's basketball section, which was founded in 1951, is a part of the Darüşşafaka Spor Kulübü (Darussafaka Sports Club) multi-sport club, which was founded in 1914. The club's basketball department is their most successful section. The club plays in the Turkish Basketball Super League. Its home arena for national domestic Turkish Super League games is the Darüşşafaka Ayhan Şahenk Sports Hall, with a seating capacity of 3,500, while its home arena for European-wide games is the Volkswagen Arena Istanbul, with a seating capacity of 5,240.

Daçka have won two Turkish Basketball Championships (1961, 1962), over the course of their history. In European-wide competitions, they won the second tier level EuroCup, in the 2017–18 season, by defeating the Russian club Lokomotiv Kuban, in the finals.

History[edit]

From 1993 until 2010, Darüşşafaka was a stable TBL (now called BSL) competitor. In the 2000–01 and 2001–02 seasons, the team took the third place in the regular season. In the 2009–10 season, the club ended up in 16th place in the TBL, and was relegated.[1] The team was then a middle-tier team in the TB2L, from 2010 until 2013.

In 2013, Doğuş Holding became the main sponsor of the team, which instantly turned Darüşşafaka into a wealthy and ambitious club. In the 2013–14 season, they won the TB2L title, and were promoted to the TBL (now called BSL).

In the 2014–15 season, Darüşşafaka took the third place in the regular season, after some big names like Renaldas Seibutis and Jamon Gordon were signed for the season. Despite the huge expectations, the team lost in the quarterfinals of the league playoffs to Trabzonspor.[2]

The team received a wild card for the 2015–16 EuroLeague season.[3] Darüşşafaka started playing its EuroLeague home games at the Volkswagen Arena Istanbul, starting from November 2015. In September 2018, the club announced a new multi-year sponsorship deal with Tekfen, which changed the team's name sponsorship name to Darüşşafaka Tekfen.[4]

Sponsorship naming[edit]

Due to sponsorship deals, Darüşşafaka have been also known as:

  • Darüşşafaka (1992–2008)
  • Darüşşafaka Cooper Tires (2018–2010)
  • Darüşşafaka (2010–2013)
  • Darüşşafaka Doğuş (2013–2017)
  • Darüşşafaka (2017–2018)
  • Darüşşafaka Tekfen (2018–present) [5]

Arenas[edit]

Darüşşafaka plays its national domestic Turkish Basketball Super League home games at the 3,500 seat Darüşşafaka Ayhan Şahenk Sports Hall.[6] In November 2015, the 5,240 seat Volkswagen Arena Istanbul was officially inaugurated as the home arena of Darüşşafaka for EuroLeague home games.[7][8]

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier League Pos. Turkish Cup European competitions
2000–01 1 TBL 3rd 3 Korać Cup EF
2001–02 1 TBL 3rd Runner-up 2 Saporta Cup RS
2002–03 1 TBL 9th 2 ULEB Cup RS
2003–04 1 TBL 6th
2004–05 1 TBL 10th 2 ULEB Cup RS
2005–06 1 TBL 9th
2006–07 1 TBL 8th
2007–08 1 TBL 14th
2008–09 1 TBL 8th
2009–10 1 TBL 16th
2010–11 2 TB2L 8th
2011–12 2 TB2L 11th
2012–13 2 TB2L 7th
2013–14 2 TB2L 1st
2014–15 1 TBL 5th Semifinalist
2015–16 1 BSL 4th Runner-up 1 Euroleague T16
2016–17 1 BSL 4th Quarterfinalist 1 EuroLeague QF
2017–18 1 BSL 6th Semifinals 2 EuroCup C
2018–19 1 BSL 10th 1 EuroLeague RS

Source: Eurobasket.com

Honours and titles[edit]

European competitions[edit]

Champions (1): 2017–18

Domestic competitions[edit]

Champions (2): 1961, 1962
Runners-up (1): 1960
Runners-up (2): 2002, 2016
Champions (1): 2014
Champions (1): 1960
Third place (3): 1961, 1962, 1963

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

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

Darüşşafaka roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PG 3 Turkey Özmızrak, Kartal 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 24 – (1995-08-29)29 August 1995
C 6 Germany Agva, Mahir 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 109 kg (240 lb) 23 – (1996-06-20)20 June 1996
PG 7 Liberia Ragland, Joe 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 29 – (1989-11-11)11 November 1989
F/C 9 Turkey Koşut, Emircan 2.16 m (7 ft 1 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 24 – (1995-07-03)3 July 1995
PF 11 Turkey Demir, Berk 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 24 – (1995-05-18)18 May 1995
C 12 Trinidad and Tobago Hamilton, Johnny 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 25 – (1994-02-03)3 February 1994
SF 14 Turkey Veyseloğlu, Erkan (C) 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 36 – (1983-03-13)13 March 1983
PG 18 Turkey Özdemiroğlu, Doğus 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 23 – (1996-04-17)17 April 1996
SG 20 United States Lamb, Doron 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 27 – (1991-11-06)6 November 1991
PF 21 Hungary Jones, Jarrod 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 29 – (1990-05-24)24 May 1990
G 32 Turkey Güler, Sinan 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 35 – (1983-11-08)8 November 1983
PF 50 United States Colson, Bonzie 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 23 – (1996-01-12)12 January 1996
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Turkey Fatih Emre Gezer
  • Turkey Ümit Temoçin
  • Turkey Ali Ruhi Balkanlı
Strength & conditioning coach(es)
  • Turkey Enis Baş
Team manager
  • Turkey Ahmet Eran

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DC) Dual citizenship
  • Injured Injured

Updated: August 15, 2019

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Johnny Hamilton Mahir Agva Emircan Koşut
PF Jarrod Jones Berk Demir
SF Bonzie Colson Erkan Veyseloglu
SG Doron Lamb Sinan Güler Doğuş Özdemiroğlu
PG Joe Ragland Kartal Özmızrak

Notable players[edit]

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

Head coaches[edit]

Head Coach Years
Turkey Yalçın Granit
1957–1960
Turkey Erman Kunter
1994–1996
Turkey Ahmet Çakı
2004–2006, 2018
Turkey Orhun Ene
2013–2014
Turkey Oktay Mahmuti
2014–2016
Israel David Blatt
2016–2018
Turkey Selçuk Ernak
2018–present

References[edit]

  1. ^ DARUSSAFAKA ISTANBUL basketball team.
  2. ^ Trabzonspor Medical Park 78-71 Darüşşafaka (in Turkish).
  3. ^ Proposed team list for the 2015-16 Turkish Airlines Euroleague and Eurocup.
  4. ^ "Tekfen, Darüşşafaka ile sahaya indi". Cumhuriyet Basketbol Haberleri (in Turkish). 4 September 2018. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Darüşşafaka'nın isim sponsoru Tekfen oldu" (in Turkish). Hürriyet. September 4, 2018. Retrieved May 20, 2019.
  6. ^ Darüşşafaka Ayhan Şahenk Sports Hall.
  7. ^ Euroleague round 4 starts with an inauguration!
  8. ^ VW Arena is now home to Darüşşafaka Doğuş.

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