Darüşşafaka Basketbol

Darüşşafaka Basketbol (Darüşşafaka Basketball), commonly also known as Daçka Basketbol or simply Daçka, 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.

Darüşşafaka
Darüşşafaka logo
NicknameDaçka Basketbol
Daçka
LeaguesBSL
Champions League
Founded1914; 108 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–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 coachSelçuk Ernak
Team captainDoğuş Özdemiroğlu
2020–21 positionTurkish League, 7th of 16
Championships1 EuroCup
2 Turkish Championships
1 Turkish Second Division
Websitedarussafakabasketbol.com

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.

HistoryEdit

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 namingEdit

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–present)

ArenasEdit

Darüşşafaka plays its national domestic Turkish Basketball Super League home games at the 3,500 seat Darüşşafaka Ayhan Şahenk Sports Hall.[6] In November 2015, the 5,240 seat Volkswagen Arena Istanbul was officially inaugurated as the home arena of Darüşşafaka for EuroLeague home games.[7][8]

Season by seasonEdit

 
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 Semifinalist 2 Champions League R16

Source: Eurobasket.com

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

HonoursEdit

European competitionsEdit

Winners (1): 2017–18

Domestic competitionsEdit

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 competitionsEdit

  • 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

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

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

Darüşşafaka roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
C 0   Olaseni, Gabriel 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 30 – (1991-12-29)29 December 1991
F 10   Dora, Doruk 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 23 – (1999-02-24)24 February 1999
SF 11   Mccullough, Wayne 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 28 – (1994-06-22)22 June 1994
PG 18   Özdemiroğlu, Doğuş (C) 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 26 – (1996-04-17)17 April 1996
G 32   Güler, Sinan 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 38 – (1983-11-08)8 November 1983
C 35   Atar, Berke 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 23 – (1999-07-13)13 July 1999
PF   Osmani, Ercan 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 24 – (1998-08-04)4 August 1998
SF   Kuş, Canberk 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 25 – (1996-08-12)12 August 1996
PG   Korkmaz, Can 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 29 – (1992-10-21)21 October 1992
SF   Yeboah, Akwasi 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 25 – (1997-06-15)15 June 1997
PG   Starks, Markel 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 31 – (1991-02-21)21 February 1991
PF   Sayılı, Hakan 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 22 – (2000-02-14)14 February 2000
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Rüçhan Tamsöz
  •   Ali Ruhi Balkanlı
Strength & conditioning coach(es)
  •   Ertan Bedir
Team manager
  •   Orkun Demir

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DC) Dual citizenship
  •   Injured

Updated: August 5, 2022

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench
C
PF
SF
SG
PG

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

Head Coach Years
  Yalçın Granit
1957–1960
  Erman Kunter
1994–1996
  Ahmet Çakı
2004–2006, 2018
  Orhun Ene
2013–2014
  Oktay Mahmuti
2014–2016
  David Blatt
2016–2018
  Selçuk Ernak
2018–present

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ Darüşşafaka Ayhan Şahenk Sports Hall.
  7. ^ "Euroleague round 4 starts with an inauguration!". Eurohoops. November 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "华体会体育". www.darussafakadogusbasketbol.com.

External linksEdit

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  • Head coach: Ernak
  • Assistant coaches: Tamsöz
  • Balkanlı

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