Galatasaray S.K. (men's basketball)
|Leagues||Turkish Basketball League
|Arena||Abdi İpekçi Arena
|Team colors||Yellow and Red
|President||Dursun Aydın Özbek|
|Head coach||Ergin Ataman|
|Championships||5 Turkish Championships
3 Turkish Cups
2 Turkish President's Cups
|Active departments of Galatasaray|
|Football||Volleyball (Men's)||Volleyball (Women's)|
|Basketball (Men's)||Basketball (Women's)||Wheelchair Basketball|
|Water Polo (Men's)||Water Polo (Women's)||Bridge|
Galatasaray Liv Hospital is a professional basketball team based in the city of Istanbul in Turkey. It is a part of the Galatasaray Sports Club. Galatasaray play matches in Abdi İpekçi Arena which has a seating capacity for 12,270 spectators. The team competes in the Turkish Basketball League and Eurocup.
According to the official records, in Turkey, basketball was first played in 1904 at Robert College. An American physical education teacher laid the foundations of this sport in Turkey. 7 years later, Ahmet Robenson, a physical education teacher in Galatasaray High School decided to introduce a new game to students in 1911. Robenson, who also became a Galatasaray S.K. president later, popularized this sport in Turkey.
Basketball had always been very important for the club. The team has won 4 national championship titles and 16 İstanbul League title. Former president of the club, Özhan Canaydın was a former player of basketball team.
On 24 June 2011, Galatasaray announced that Cafe Crown's sponsorship was over.
Galatasaray has had several denominations through the years due to its sponsorship;
- Galatasaray Cafe Crown (2005–2011)
- Galatasaray Medical Park (2011–2013)
- Galatasaray Liv Hospital (2013–2015)
Season Division Regular Play-off Cup Europe 2005-06 TBL 8th QF QF 2006-07 TBL 4th SF QF 2007-08 TBL 5th QF ULEB Eurocup 4th 2008-09 TBL 4th SF SF FIBA EuroChallenge Last 16 2009-10 TBL 9th - ULEB Eurocup Last 16 2010-11 TBL 3rd 2nd SF ULEB Eurocup Last 16 2011-12 TBL 1st SF SF Euroleague Last 16 2012-13 TBL 1st 1st 2nd ULEB Eurocup Last 16 2013-14 TBL 4th 2nd SF Euroleague Last 8 2014-15 TBL 8th QF QF Euroleague Last 16
- See also current season.
- Turkish Basketball League: 
- Turkish Basketball Championship:
- Winners (11): (record) 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1966
- Turkish Cup: 
- Winners (3): 1969-1970, 1971–1972, 1994–1995
- Runner-up (2): 1968-1969, 2012-2013
- Turkish President's Cup: 
- Istanbul Basketball League:
- Winners (17): (record) 1933–1934, 1934–1935, 1935–1936, 1941–1942, 1942–1943, 1944–1945, 1945–1946, 1946–1947, 1947–1948, 1948–1949, 1949–1950, 1950–1951, 1951–1952, 1952–1953, 1953–1954, 1957–1958, 1960–1961
Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.
Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul roster
|Pos.||Starting 5||Bench 1||Bench 2||Bench 3|
|PF||Caleb Green||Ege Arar|
|SF||Vladimir Micov||Goksenin Koksal|
|PG||Sinan Guler||Safak Edge|
Out on loan
- To appear in this section a player must have either:
- Played at least one season for the club.
- 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.
- To perform very successfully during period in the club or at later/previous stages of his career.
- Durupınar, Mehmet. Türk Basketbolunun 100 yıllık tarihi. (2009).page(12).Efes Pazarlama ve Dağıtım Ticaret A.Ş. ISBN 978-975-00995-1-9
- Teşekkürler Café Crown(Turkish)
- Teşekkürler Café Crown
- Galatasaray ile Medical Park Sponsorluk Anlaşması İmzaladı
- Galatasaray Erkek Basketbol Takımı'nın yeni sponsoru Liv Hospital
- Proposed team list for 2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague
- ULEB Eurocup Final Eight 2007-08
- Euroleague Top 16 2011-12
- Men's Turkish League Champions
- Men's Turkish Cup Champions
- Men's Turkish President's Cup Champions
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Galatasaray.|
- Galatasaray SK Official Web Site (Turkish) (English) (French)
- Unofficial Fan Site and Forum (Turkish)
- Turkish Basketball League (Turkish)
- TBLStat.net Profile (English) (Turkish)
- at Eurobasket.com (English)
- euroleague.net (English)