Galatasaray S.K. (men's basketball)

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Galatasaray Odeabank
Galatasaray Odeabank logo
Nickname Sarı Kırmızılılar (The Yellow-Reds)
Leagues Turkish League
Turkish Cup
EuroLeague
Founded 1911
History Galatasaray
(1911–present)
Arena Abdi İpekçi Arena
Arena Capacity 12,270
Location Istanbul, Turkey
Team colors Yellow, Red
         
President Dursun Aydın Özbek
Team manager Ömer Yalçınkaya, Cem Civan, Ibrahim Tilki
Head coach Ergin Ataman
Championships 1 EuroCup
5 Turkish Championships
3 Turkish Cups
2 Turkish President's Cups
Website galatasaray.org
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away

Galatasaray S.K., for sponsorship reasons Galatasaray Odeabank, is a professional basketball team based in the city of Istanbul in Turkey. It is a part of the Galatasaray Sports Club. The team competes in the Turkish Basketball Super League and EuroLeague. Galatasaray plays its home matches in Abdi İpekçi Arena, which has a seating capacity for 12,270 spectators. The team has been crowned Turkish national champions five times so far.

History[edit]

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.[1][2]

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.[3]

Galatasaray qualified for the EuroLeague for the first time after winning their qualification knockout round and would eventually compete in the Euroleague 2011–12.[4]

On April 27, 2016, Galatasaray defeated Strasbourg IG with the score of 78–67 at Abdi Ipekci Arena. With this result Galatasaray Men's Basketball Team won the EuroCup championship for the first time.[5]

Sponsorship naming[edit]

Galatasaray has had several denominations through the years due to its sponsorship;

  • Galatasaray Cafe Crown (2005–2011)[6]
  • Galatasaray Medical Park (2011–2013)[7]
  • Galatasaray Liv Hospital (2013–2015)[8][9]
  • Galatasaray Odeabank (2015-)[10]

Home arenas[edit]

Recent seasons[edit]

Season Division Pos. Playoffs Cup European competitions
2005–06 TBL
8
Quarterfinalist Quarterfinalist
2006–07 TBL
4
Semifinalist Quarterfinalist
2007–08 TBL
5
Quarterfinalist ULEB Eurocup Fourth place
2008–09 TBL
4
Semifinalist Semifinalist FIBA EuroChallenge Last 16
2009–10 TBL
9
ULEB Eurocup Last 16
2010–11 TBL
3
Runner-up Semifinalist ULEB Eurocup Last 16
2011–12 TBL
1
Semifinalist Third place Euroleague Last 16
2012–13 TBL
1
Champion Runner-up ULEB Eurocup Last 16
2013–14 TBL
4
Runner-up Semifinalist Euroleague Quarterfinalist
2014–15 TBL
8
Quarterfinalist Quarterfinalist Euroleague Last 16
2015–16 TBL
3
Semifinalist Quarterfinalist Eurocup Champion

Honours[edit]

International competitions[edit]

Domestic competitions[edit]

See also current season.

Players[edit]

For a listing of past rosters, see Galatasaray Men's Basketball Team past rosters.

Current roster[edit]

Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PG 0 United States Smith, Russ 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 25 – (1991-04-19)19 April 1991
F 1 Turkey Hacıyeva, Orhan 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 110 kg (243 lb) 26 – (1989-10-01)1 October 1989
F 3 Turkey Preldzic, Emir 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 26 – (1989-10-01)1 October 1989
SF 5 Serbia Micov, Vladimir 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 101 kg (223 lb) 31 – (1985-04-16)16 April 1985
F/C 7 Israel Tyus, Alex 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 29 – (1987-09-06)6 September 1987
PG 8 Turkey Korkmaz, Can 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 23 – (1992-10-21)21 October 1992
PF 9 United States Thompson, Deon 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 109 kg (240 lb) 28 – (1988-09-16)16 September 1988
SF 10 Czech Republic Schilb, Blake 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 32 – (1983-12-23)23 December 1983
F 11 Turkey Arar, Ege 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 20 – (1996-09-02)2 September 1996
C 21 Germany Pleiß, Tibor 2.21 m (7 ft 3 in) 116 kg (256 lb) 26 – (1989-11-02)2 November 1989
F 25 United States Daye, Austin 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 28 – (1988-06-05)5 June 1988
SG 32 Turkey Güler, Sinan (C) 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 32 – (1983-11-08)8 November 1983
SG 33 United States Diebler, Jon 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 28 – (1988-06-22)22 June 1988
PG 55 United States Dentmon, Justin 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 31 – (1985-09-05)5 September 1985
SG 61 Turkey Köksal, Göksenin 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 25 – (1991-01-08)8 January 1991
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Turkey Yakup Sekizkök
  • Turkey Tolga Başer
Athletic trainer(s)
  • Turkey Aydın Demirözü
Physiotherapist(s)
  • Turkey Ersan Ateş
  • Turkey Umut Beycan
Team manager
  • Turkey Ömer Yalçınkaya
  • Turkey Cem Civan
  • Turkey Ibrahim Tilki

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: June 30, 2016

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Tibor Pleiss Alex Tyus Ege Arar
PF Austin Daye Deon Thompson Orhan Hacıyeva
SF Vladimir Micov Emir Preldzic Blake Schilb
SG Sinan Güler Jon Diebler Göksenin Köksal
PG Russ Smith Justin Dentmon Can Korkmaz

Out on loan[edit]

Team captains[edit]

Dates Name
2010–2011 Albania Turkey Ermal Kuqo
2011–2012 Turkey Haluk Yıldırım
2012–2013 Turkey Ender Arslan
2013–2015 Puerto Rico Carlos Arroyo
2015–present Turkey Sinan Güler

Notable players[edit]

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.

Head coaches[edit]

Dates Name
1968-1970 Bulgaria Petar Simenov
1984-1985 Turkey Nur Germen
1985–1987 Turkey Fehmi Sadıkoğlu
1989–1991 Turkey Faruk Akagün
1993–1996 Turkey Aydan Siyavuş
 ?–? Turkey Ömer Petorak
1999–2000 Turkey Fehmi Sadıkoğlu
2002–2003 Turkey Erman Kunter
2005–2006 Turkey Halil Üner
2006–2009 Turkey Murat Özyer
2009 Turkey Koray Mincinozlu
2009 Turkey Okan Çevik
2009–2010 Turkey Cem Akdağ
2010–2012 Turkey Oktay Mahmuti
2012– Turkey Ergin Ataman

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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