Erman Kunter (born 8 October 1956) is a Turkish-French former professional basketball player and coach. He most recently served as head coach of Galatasaray, of the Turkish Basketball Super League (BSL).
|Born||8 October 1956|
|Nationality||Turkish / French|
|Listed height||6 ft 2.75 in (1.90 m)|
|Listed weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
|Career highlights and awards|
As head coach:
He is well-known for being the player that scored the most points ever in a single-game of any top-tier level professional basketball league in the world, with 153 points scored in a Turkish Super League game in 1988.
Professional playing careerEdit
As a Fenerbahçe player, he scored 153 points (81 points in the first half), of his team's 175 total points, in a Turkish League game against Hilalspor, on 12 March, 1988. It is still a record in Turkey,, and the highest single-game scoring record ever in any top-tier level professional league in the world. During the game, he made 17 three-pointers.
National team careerEdit
Kunter was the head coach of Darüşşafaka, Beşiktaş, the senior Turkish national team, and Galatasaray Istanbul in Turkey; and Cholet Basket, Asvel Villeurbanne, and Le Mans in France. In 2010, he led Cholet Basket to win the French League championship. In June 2012, he signed with Beşiktaş, to be their new head coach.
After that, he returned to France, to be the head coach of Le Mans, in 2014. He became the head coach of Galatasaray in 2017. He was also hired to be the head coach of the senior Iraqi national basketball team, in 2017.
Kunter is married to Sofia Ayten Kunter Hanımefendi, the daughter of Osman Nami Osmanoğlu, and great-granddaughter of Ottoman sultan Abdul Hamid II. They have one daughter, named Roksan. He acquired French citizenship in September 2010, and since then, he retains two dual citizenship (French and Turkish).
- KUNTER, ERMAN NATIONALITY: FRANCE.
- Flashback: Erman Kunter’s 153-Point World Record!
- 1987-1988 Season Notes.
- Erman's record can't break (in Turkish).
- Hilalspor vs. Fenerbahce (12.03.1988) Game Detail (in English).
- Record, Erman Kunter scored 153 points.
- [Erman Kunter Entraîneur de l'Equipe Pro (in French).]
- Besiktas announced Erman Kunter.
- Le Mans name Erman Kunter head coach for three seasons.
- Galatasaray brings back coach Kunter.
- Iraq name Erman Kunter as new head coach.
- Erman Kunter is the new Galatasaray coach.