Beşiktaş J.K. (men's basketball)

Beşiktaş Basketbol, for sponsorship reasons Beşiktaş Icrypex is a Turkish professional basketball team from the city of İstanbul. The team formed in 1967 as the basketball section of Beşiktaş J.K., which was founded in 1903. The team competes in the Turkish Basketball Super League and in the FIBA Europe Cup.

Beşiktaş Icrypex
Beşiktaş Icrypex logo
NicknameKara Kartallar (The Black Eagles)
LeaguesTurkish League
Turkish Cup
FIBA Europe Cup
Founded1967
HistoryBeşiktaş J.K.
(1967–present)
ArenaAkatlar Arena
Capacity3,200
Locationİstanbul, Turkey
Team colorsBlack, white
   
PresidentAhmet Nur Çebi[1]
Team managerCengiz Üçyürek
Head coachAhmet Kandemir
Team captainMehmet Yağmur
Championships2 Turkish Championships
1 Turkish Cup
1 Turkish President's Cup
1 EuroChallenge
Retired numbers1 (8)
Websitewww.bjk.com.tr

HistoryEdit

The club's men's basketball section started out in the year 1967 and since then, Beşiktaş has played in the first Turkish Basketball Super League, in every season, except in the 1988–89 season, due to their relegation to the Turkish Basketball First League after the 1987–88 season. The club won the Turkish Basketball Super League, under the management of Ateş Çubukçu [tr] and Tom Davis, in the 1974–75 season.

In October 2010, Beşiktaş announced the biggest transfer in the history of the club's basketball department, with the signing of the former NBA Most Valuable Player, Allen Iverson. Iverson signed a 2-year $4 million net income contract.

In July 2011, NBA All-Star Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets, announced he would play for Beşiktaş, due to the 2011 NBA lockout. His $5 million net income contract included a clause that would enable him to return to the NBA during the regular season, if an agreement was made between the owners and players association. When the lockout finished, Williams was replaced by Carlos Arroyo.

Arroyo led the team to the Turkish Cup title in February 2012. In April 2012, the team won the 3rd-tier level EuroChallenge Final against Elan Chalon. After the EuroChallenge championship, the team won the Turkish Basketball Super League Finals against Anadolu Efes. On September 30, 2012, the team won the Turkish President's Cup against Anadolu Efes.

Sponsorship namingEdit

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

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PlayersEdit

Retired numbersEdit

Beşiktaş retired numbers
No Nat. Player Position Tenure Ceremony date
8   Deron Williams PG 2011 29 November 2011[2]

Current rosterEdit

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

Beşiktaş Icrypex roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PG 1   Akyüz, Eray 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 20 – (2000-07-12)12 July 2000
G 2   Hazer, Şehmus 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 22 – (1999-02-15)15 February 1999
G/F 3   Turgut, Can Kaan 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 20 – (2000-04-06)6 April 2000
PG 4   Yağmur, Mehmet (C) 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 33 – (1987-07-01)1 July 1987
SG 5   Blackmon, James 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 25 – (1995-04-25)25 April 1995
PF 6   Osmani, Ercan 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 22 – (1998-08-04)4 August 1998
F 7   Haltalı, Furkan 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 19 – (2002-02-02)2 February 2002
PG 10   Küçük, Ömer Yasir 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 20 – (2001-02-26)26 February 2001
PG 11   Johnson, Markell 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 22 – (1998-08-25)25 August 1998
PF 12   Kabaca, Sadık 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 20 – (2000-12-13)13 December 2000
SF 18   Arna, Egehan 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 24 – (1997-01-05)5 January 1997
PG 21   Berry, Joel 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 25 – (1995-04-01)1 April 1995
F/C 22   Sayılı, Hakan 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 21 – (2000-02-14)14 February 2000
C 23   Şengün, Alperen 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 109 kg (240 lb) 18 – (2002-07-25)25 July 2002
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Aybars Aksu
  •   Sinan Çelik
Team manager
  •   Cengiz Üçyürek

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: November 24, 2020

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Alperen Şengün Furkan Haltalı
PF Sadık Kabaca Ercan Osmani Hakan Sayılı
SF Şehmus Hazer Egehan Arna Can Kaan Turgut
SG James Blackmon Markell Johnson Eray Akyüz
PG Joel Berry Mehmet Yağmur Ömer Yasir Küçük

Notable playersEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality 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 coachesEdit

HonoursEdit

National competitionsEdit

European competitionsEdit

Season by seasonEdit

Season Tier Division Pos. Postseason Cup Competitions European Competitions
1967–68 1 TBL 5 Semifinalist
1968–69 1 TBL 7
1969–70 1 TBL 5
1970–71 1 TBL 5 Runner-up Cup Winners' Cup First Round
1971–72 1 TBL 2 Quarterfinalist
1972–73 1 TBL 6 Runner-up
1973–74 1 TBL 5
1974–75 1 TBL 1
1975–76 1 TBL 2 Champions Cup First Round
1976–77 1 TBL 2 Cup Winners' Cup Second Round
1977–78 1 TBL 8 Cup Winners' Cup First Round
1978–79 1 TBL 6
1979–80 1 TBL 3
1980–81 1 TBL 2 Korać Cup Second Round
1981–82 1 TBL 2 Cup Winners' Cup First Round
1982–83 1 TBL 4 Cup Winners' Cup First Round
1983–84 1 TBL 7 Quarterfinalist Korać Cup First Round
1984–85 1 TBL 9
1985–86 1 TBL 9
1986–87 1 TBL 1 Quarterfinalist
1987–88 1 TBL 11 Korać Cup Second Round
1988–89 2 TB2L 1 Promoted
1989–90 1 TBL 9
1990–91 1 TBL 10
1991–92 1 TBL 10 Last 16
1992–93 1 TBL 10 Quarterfinalist Quarterfinalist
1993–94 1 TBL 13 Last 16
1994–95 1 TBL 14 Last 16
1995–96 1 TBL 6 First Round Last 16
1996–97 1 TBL 13 Quarterfinalist Korać Cup Third Round
1997–98 1 TBL 5 Quarterfinalist Last 16
1998–99 1 TBL 8 Quarterfinalist Semifinalist Korać Cup Quarterfinalist
1999–00 1 TBL 5 Semifinalist Semifinalist Korać Cup Second Round
2000–01 1 TBL 7 Quarterfinalist Saporta Cup Top 16
2001–02 1 TBL 7 Quarterfinalist Korać Cup Round of 32
2002–03 1 TBL 10 Quarterfinalist
2003–04 1 TBL 3 Semifinalist
2004–05 1 TBL 3 Runner-up Semifinalist Europe League Quarterfinalist
2005–06 1 TBL 3 Semifinalist ULEB Cup Regular Season
2006–07 1 TBL 5 Quarterfinalist Quarterfinalist ULEB Cup Regular Season
2007–08 1 TBL 1 Semifinalist Quarterfinalist ULEB Cup Quarterfinalist
2008–09 1 TBL 5 Quarterfinalist Quarterfinalist Eurocup Regular Season
2009–10 1 TBL 4 Semifinalist Quarterfinalist Eurocup Regular Season
2010–11 1 TBL 6 Quarterfinalist Runner-up Eurocup Regular Season
2011–12 1 TBL 4 Champion Champion Eurochallenge Champion
2012–13 1 TBL 6 Quarterfinalist Semifinalist Euroleague Top 16
2013–14 1 TBL 5 Quarterfinalist Quarterfinalist Eurocup Last 16
2014–15 1 TBL 9 Eurocup Last 32
2015–16 1 TBL 9 Eurocup Regular Season
2016–17 1 BSL 2 Runner-up Quarterfinalist Champions League Last 16
2017–18 1 BSL 4 Quarterfinalist Semifinalist Champions League Last 16
2018–19 1 BSL 6 Quarterfinalist Semifinalist Champions League Last 16
2019–20 1 BSL Champions League Last 16

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Genç, Selçuk. "Beşiktaşımızın 34. Başkanı Ahmet Nur Çebi" (in Turkish). Beşiktaş J.K. Archived from the original on 21 October 2019. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Deron Williams' jersey retired after just 15 games in Turkey". Content.usatoday.com. November 29, 2011.

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