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Darüşşafaka Lassa
Darüşşafaka Lassa logo
NicknameDaçka Basketbol
Daçka
LeaguesBasketbol Süper Ligi
Founded1914; 110 years ago (1914)
History
List
  • Darüşşafaka Basketbol
    (1914–2008)
    Darüşşafaka Cooper Tires Basketbol
    (2008–2010)
    Darüşşafaka Basketbol
    (2010–2013)
    Darüşşafaka Doğuş Basketbol
    (2013–2017)
    Darüşşafaka Basketbol
    (2017–2018)
    Darüşşafaka Tekfen Basketbol
    (2018–2021)
    Darüşşafaka Basketbol
    (2021–2023)
    Darüşşafaka Lassa
    (2023–present)
ArenaDarüşşafaka Ayhan Şahenk (BSL)
Volkswagen Arena (Basketball Champions League)
CapacityDarüşşafaka Ayhan Şahenk - 3,500
Volkswagen Arena - 5,240
LocationIstanbul, Turkey
Team coloursGreen, black
   
PresidentAbdurrahman Saruhan
Team managerAhmet Eran
Head coachJosh King
Team captainCan Korkmaz
Championships1 EuroCup
2 Turkish Championships
1 Turkish Second Division
Websitedarussafakabasketbol.com

Darüşşafaka Basketbol (Darüşşafaka Basketball), commonly also known as Daçka Basketbol or simply Daçka, also known as Darüşşafaka Lassa for sponsorship reasons, is a professional basketball club that is based in Istanbul, Turkey. Darüşşafaka's basketball section, which was founded in 1914, is a part of Darüşşafaka Spor Kulübü (Darüşşafaka 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 (in 1961 and 1962) over the course of their history. In European-wide competitions they have 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 (2008–2010)
  • Darüşşafaka (2010–2013)
  • Darüşşafaka Doğuş (2013–2017)
  • Darüşşafaka (2017–2018)
  • Darüşşafaka Tekfen (2018–2021) [5]
  • Darüşşafaka (2021–2023)
  • Darüşşafaka Lassa (2023–present)[6]

Arenas[edit]

Darüşşafaka plays its national domestic Turkish Basketball Super League home games at the 3,500 seat Darüşşafaka Ayhan Şahenk Sports Hall.[7] In November 2015, the 5,240 seat Volkswagen Arena Istanbul was officially inaugurated as the home arena of Darüşşafaka for EuroLeague home games.[8][9]

Season by season[edit]

Markel Brown playing for the team in 2018.
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
2019–20 1 BSL 6th1 2 EuroCup 1
2020–21 1 BSL 7th 2 Champions League RS
2021–22 1 BSL 4th Semifinalist 2 Champions League R16
2022–23 1 BSL 6th 2 Champions League R16
2023–24 1 BSL 14th 2 Champions League PI

Source: Eurobasket.com

^1 Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.

Honours[edit]

European competitions[edit]

Winners (1): 2017–18

Domestic competitions[edit]

Winners (2): 1961, 1962
Runners-up (1): 1960
Runners-up (3): 2002, 2016, 2020
Winners (1): 2014
Winners (1): 1960
Third place (3): 1961, 1962, 1963

Other competitions[edit]

  • Sibenik, Croatia Invitational Game
Winners (1): 2015
  • Antalya, Turkey Invitational Game
Winners (1): 2016
  • Heimspiel Kranz Parkhotel Cup
Winners (1): 2016
Winners (1): 2016
  • Casale Monferrat, Italy Invitational Game
Winners (1): 2018
  • Lumezzane, Italy Invitational Game
Winners (1): 2018

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

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

Darüşşafaka Lassa roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
G 1 Turkey Kay, Tolga 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 20 – (2004-04-01)1 April 2004
SG 7 Turkey Taşkıran, Berkay 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 27 – (1997-01-17)17 January 1997
G 41 Canada Pandi, Lloyd 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 24 – (1999-12-10)10 December 1999
G United States Melson, Silas 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 27 – (1996-08-22)22 August 1996
F/C United Kingdom Akin, Daniel 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 26 – (1998-06-16)16 June 1998
G/F Turkey Onan, Yiğit 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 22 – (2002-07-12)12 July 2002
SG United States Gach, Both 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 25 – (1999-02-04)4 February 1999
PG United States Appleby, Tyree 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 25 – (1998-09-30)30 September 1998
Head coach
  • United States Josh King
Assistant coach(es)
  • Turkey Aybars Aksu
  • Turkey Gökhan Turan
Strength & conditioning coach(es)
  • Turkey Ertan Bedir
Team manager
  • Turkey Orkun Demir

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: July 3, 2024

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench
C
PF
SF
SG
PG

Notable players[edit]

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

Criteria

To appear in this section a player must have either:

  • Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club
  • Played at least one official international match for their national team at any time
  • Played at least one official NBA match at any time.

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
2018–2023
Turkey Yakup Sekizkök
2023–2024
Turkey Rüçhan Tamsöz
2024
United States Josh King
2024–present

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul basketball, News, Roster, Rumors, Stats, Awards, Transactions, Details-eurobasket". Eurobasket LLC.
  2. ^ Trabzonspor Medical Park 78-71 Darüşşafaka (in Turkish).
  3. ^ "Proposed team list for the 2015-16 Turkish Airlines Euroleague and Eurocup". Welcome to EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL.
  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. ^ "Yeni İsim Sponsorumuz Lassa!" (in Turkish). Darüşşafaka. January 27, 2023. Retrieved January 27, 2023.
  7. ^ Darüşşafaka Ayhan Şahenk Sports Hall.
  8. ^ "Euroleague round 4 starts with an inauguration!". Eurohoops. November 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "华体会体育". www.darussafakadogusbasketbol.com.

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