Erman Kunter

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Erman Kunter
Le Mans Sarthe
Position Head coach
Personal information
Born (1956-10-08) October 8, 1956 (age 60)
İstanbul, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Career information
Playing career 1975–1992
Coaching career 1994–present
Career history
As player:
1975–1976 İTÜ
1976–1977 Beşiktaş
1977–1978 Yenişehir Meysu
1977–1983 Beşiktaş
1983–1986 Eczacıbaşı
1986–1987 Beşiktaş
1987–1989 Fenerbahçe
1989–1991 Beşiktaş
1991–1992 Çukurova Sanayi
As coach:
1994–1996 Darüşşafaka
1996–1997 Beşiktaş
1997–2000 Turkey
2002–2003 Galatasaray
2003–2004 Cholet Basket
2004–2005 Asvel Villeurbanne
2006–2012 Cholet Basket
2012–2013 Beşiktaş
2014–present Le Mans

Erman Kunter (born 8 October 1956 in İstanbul, Turkey) is a Turkish former professional basketball player and current head coach of Le Mans. He played for İTÜ, Beşiktaş, Eczacıbaşı, Yenişehir, Fenerbahçe, and Çukurova Sanayispor. He acquired French citizenship in September 2010 [1] and since then, retains two citizenships (French and Turkish).

He scored 153 points of his team's 175 points against Hilalspor in 1988 (81 in the first half) which is still a record in Turkey.[2][3][4]

He played 213 times for the Turkish national team and scored 3,626 points.[5]

Coaching career[edit]

He coached Darüşşafaka, Beşiktaş, Turkey national basketball team and Galatasaray Istanbul in Turkey; and Cholet Basket, Asvel Villeurbanne and Le Mans in France. In 2010 he became champions of France with Cholet Basket. In June 2012, he signed with Beşiktaş as head coach.[6] He returned to France to coach Le Mans in 2014.[7]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Sofia Ayten Kunter Hanımefendi, daughter of Osman Nami Osmanoğlu and great-granddaughter of Ottoman sultan Abdul Hamid II. They have one daughter named Roksan.[8]

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