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Karşıyaka Basket, mostly known as Pınar Karşıyaka for sponsorship reasons, is a Turkish professional basketball team that is located in Karşıyaka, İzmir. It is a section of the multi-sport club Karşıyaka SK. The team also goes by the name of KSK, which stands for Karşıyaka Spor Kulübü (i.e. Karşıyaka Sport Club).

Pınar Karşıyaka
Pınar Karşıyaka logo
LeaguesBasketbol Süper Ligi
FIBA Europe Cup
Founded1966; 53 years ago (1966)
HistoryKarşıyaka Basket
(1966 – present)
ArenaMustafa Kemal Atatürk Karşıyaka Sport Hall
Capacity5,000
Locationİzmir, Turkey
Team colorsGreen, red
         
PresidentMutlu Altuğ
Head coachUfuk Sarıca
Team captainSemih Erden
Championships2 Turkish Championships
1 Turkish Cup
2 President's Cups
Websitewww.kskbasketbol.net
Departments of Karşıyaka S.K.
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Football Basketball Volleyball
(Women's)
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Handball Tennis Swimming

The team competes in the Turkish Basketball Super League.

HistoryEdit

Karşıyaka SK was founded in 1912 and opened its basketball section in 1966. Karşıyaka Basket is considered to be one of the most important basketball teams in all of Turkey. They first played in the Turkish Basketball League in 1966. They relegated to lower divisions in 1968. The club also played in lower divisions from 1968 to 1974. The team is still participating in the Turkish Basketball League since 1974. Karşıyaka Basket is sponsored by Pınar since 1998. It is the product of Yaşar Holding's Food and Beverage Group. Their home arena is the Karşıyaka Arena with a capacity of 5,000 seats, which was opened in 2005.[1] They share the facilities with the Karşıyaka Women's Volleyball Team. The team has a reputation for developing young talent and scouting for lesser-known foreign players. The team is also known for its successful cadet infrastructure which has promoted many stars for Turkish basketball in recent years. Karşıyaka is known for having a strong energetic supporter base at Karşıyaka Arena which also frequently cheers its team on at away matches as well.

Big Achievements with SarıcaEdit

Karşıyaka set to name Ufuk Sarıca as head coach in the summer of 2012. Sarıca was dreamed to be in Euroleague with Karşıyaka and he said that "We have a dream and we want to be in Euroleague in 3 years." On February 9, 2014, the team won the Turkish Cup with a victory against Anadolu Efes under managing Ufuk Sarıca.[2] It was the first championship of club in Turkish Cup. On October 8, 2014, the team won the President's Cup by beating Fenerbahçe Ülker. In the 2014–15, Karşıyaka won its second Turkish League after 1987 championship, despite finishing the regular season in the fourth place, by defeating Fenerbahçe Ülker in the playoffs semifinals by 3–1 and Anadolu Efes 4–1 in the finals.

On 29 July 2015, EuroLeague announced the participating teams for the following season and included Karşıyaka with for the 2015–16 EuroLeague season.[3] In its second appearance ever in the top tier of European basketball, the team won 3 games and lost 7.

HonoursEdit

National competitionsEdit

Turkish Super League

  • Winners (2): 1986–87, 2014–15
  • Runner-up (1): 1983–84

Turkish Cup

  • Winner (1): 2013–14
  • Runner-up (1): 2004–05

President's Cup

  • Winners (2): 1987, 2014

European competitionsEdit

FIBA EuroChallenge

Home arenasEdit

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

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

Pınar Karşıyaka roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
SF 1   Birsen, Metecan 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 101 kg (223 lb) 24 – (1995-04-06)6 April 1995
PG 3   Sonsırma, Yunus Emre 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 27 – (1992-10-08)8 October 1992
G 5   Tülüoğlu, Arca 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 22 – (1997-06-13)13 June 1997
G/F 8   Crocker, Tony   1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 32 – (1987-01-17)17 January 1987
C 9   Erden, Semih (C) 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 109 kg (240 lb) 33 – (1986-07-28)28 July 1986
SF 10   Bitim, Onuralp 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 20 – (1999-05-31)31 May 1999
G/F 17   Kennedy, D.J. 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 29 – (1989-11-05)5 November 1989
PF 19   Morgan, Jordan 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 112 kg (247 lb) 28 – (1991-09-15)15 September 1991
SG 20   Triche, Brandon 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 28 – (1991-02-01)1 February 1991
PF 24   M'Baye, Amath 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 29 – (1989-12-14)14 December 1989
PG 21   Taylor, Tony 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 29 – (1990-08-09)9 August 1990
G 26   Aygündüz, Berke 21 – (1998-01-01)1 January 1998
SG 33   Karahan, Alp 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 21 – (1998-07-20)20 July 1998
C 48   Doğan, Görkem 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 21 – (1998-05-11)11 May 1998
PF 64   Yıldırım, Nusret 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 30 – (1989-04-27)27 April 1989
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Engin Gençoğlu
  •   Recep Şen
  •   Sinan Çambel
Team manager
  •   Selim Çınar

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: 7 October 2019

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Jordan Morgan Semih Erden Görkem Doğan
PF Amath M'Baye Nusret Yıldırım Adem Bona
SF D.J. Kennedy Metecan Birsen Berke Aygündüz Tony Crocker 
SG Brandon Triche Onuralp Bitim Alp Karahan
PG Tony Taylor Yunus Emre Sonsırma Arca Tülüoğlu

Notable playersEdit

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

Award winnersEdit

Notable coachesEdit

Season by seasonEdit

Season Tier Division Pos. Cup Competitions European Competitions
1966–67 1 TBL 12th
1967–68 1 TBL 15th
1968–74 Lower divisions
1974–75 1 TBL 3rd
1975–76 1 TBL 3rd Korać Cup
1976–77 1 TBL 6th Korać Cup
1977–78 1 TBL 5th
1978–79 1 TBL 3rd Korać Cup
1979–80 1 TBL 5th Korać Cup
1980–81 1 TBL 4th Korać Cup
1981–82 1 TBL 6th Korać Cup
1982–83 1 TBL 7th Korać Cup
1983–84 1 TBL 2nd
1984–85 1 TBL 6th Saporta Cup
1985–86 1 TBL 7th
1986–87 1 TBL 1st Korać Cup
1987–88 1 TBL 9th European Champions Cup
1988–89 1 TBL 10th
1989–90 1 TBL 9th
1990–91 1 TBL 7th
1991–92 1 TBL 11th
1992–93 1 TBL 14th
1993–94 1 TBL 9th
1994–95 1 TBL 10th
1995–96 1 TBL 12th
1996–97 1 TBL 10th
1997–98 1 TBL 12th
1998–99 1 TBL 10th
1999–00 1 TBL 5th Quarterfinalist Korać Cup
2000–01 1 TBL 10th Saporta Cup
2001–02 1 TBL 6th
2002–03 1 TBL 5th FIBA Europe Champions Cup
2003–04 1 TBL 4th Group Stage
2004–05 1 TBL 5th Runner-up
2005–06 1 TBL 10th Group Stage
2006–07 1 TBL 12th Semifinalist
2007–08 1 TBL 7th Quarterfinalist
2008–09 1 TBL 9th Group Stage
2009–10 1 TBL 6th Quarterfinalist
2010–11 1 TBL 5th Group Stage EuroChallenge Quarterfinalist
2011–12 1 TBL 6th Group Stage EuroChallenge Top 16
2012–13 1 TBL 4th Quarterfinalist EuroChallenge Runner-up
2013–14 1 TBL 4th Champion Eurocup Last 32
2014–15 1 TBL 1st Semifinalist Eurocup Quarterfinalist
2015–16 1 BSL 6th Semifinalist Euroleague Group Stage
Eurocup Last 16
2016–17 1 BSL 9th Semifinalist Champions League Quarterfinalist
2017–18 1 BSL 10th Champions League Quarterfinalist
2018–19 1 BSL 11th FIBA Europa Cup Quarterfinalist
2019–20 1 BSL FIBA Europa Cup

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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