Türk Telekom B.K.

Türk Telekom Basketbol Kulübü (English: Turk Telekom Basketball Club) is a professional basketball team that is based in Ankara, Turkey. The team is currently playing in the Turkish Basketball Super League. It is a branch of the Türk Telekom GSK sports club. Their home arena is the Ankara Arena. The arena, which has a capacity of 10,400 seats, opened in April 2010.

Türk Telekom
Türk Telekom logo
LeaguesBasketbol Süper Ligi
Founded1991
HistoryPTT
(1991–1996)
Türk Telekom PTT
(1996–1998)
Türk Telekom
(1998–present)
ArenaAnkara Arena
Capacity10,400
LocationAnkara, Turkey
Team colorsSky Blue, Dark Blue and White
     
PresidentTahsin Yılmaz
Head coachBurak Gören
Team captainMuhammed Baygül
Championships1 Turkish Cup
2 Turkish President's Cups
WebsiteTürk Telekom

HistoryEdit

 
Türk Telekom logo used till 2016

The club was founded in 1954 and opened its basketball section as name of PTT in 1991. Thereafter, the team received name of Türk Telekom PTT in 1996. Recently, the team is continuing with the name of Türk Telekom.

Türk Telekom has won the Turkish Cup title after beating Oyak Renault in 2008. Also, the team won the Turkish President's Cup title after beating Fenerbahçe Ülker that year.

Türk Telekom also has a reserve team as name of Genç Telekom. They compete in the Turkish Basketball Second League.

In September 2011, first Turkish NBA All-Star player Mehmet Okur of the Utah Jazz announced he would play for Türk Telekom, due to the 2011 NBA lockout.

In 2016, Türk Telekom relegated from the BSL after finishing 15th in the regular season. In 2018, the team returned as it promoted from the Turkish First League.[1] In its first season back, the club would also play in the EuroCup, as the club returns to Europe after 6 years.[2]

Home arenasEdit

 
The Ankara Arena, home venue of the team since 2011

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

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

Türk Telekom roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
G 0   Johnson, Nick 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 28 – (1992-12-22)22 December 1992
G 2   Özkan, Yiğit 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 20 – (2001-01-01)1 January 2001
PG 3   Baldwin, Kamar 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 23 – (1997-09-15)15 September 1997
G 5   Baygül, Muhammed (C) 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 29 – (1992-06-03)3 June 1992
SF 6   Gülaslan, Erdi 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 27 – (1994-03-03)3 March 1994
F 7   Dekker, Sam 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 99 kg (218 lb) 27 – (1994-05-06)6 May 1994
PG 8   Korkmaz, Can 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 28 – (1992-10-21)21 October 1992
PF 9   Geyik, Samet 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 28 – (1993-01-12)12 January 1993
PG 11   Ennis, Tyler   1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 26 – (1994-08-24)24 August 1994
PF 13   Bayrak, Ercan 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 23 – (1997-07-09)9 July 1997
G 17   Foster, Marcus 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 26 – (1995-06-03)3 June 1995
F 23   Baş, Göktuğ 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 20 – (2001-05-08)8 May 2001
PF 33   Wiltjer, Kyle 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 109 kg (240 lb) 28 – (1992-10-20)20 October 1992
SG 59   Gözeneli, Burak 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 20 – (2000-07-27)27 July 2000
F/C 97   O'Bryant, Johnny 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 117 kg (258 lb) 28 – (1993-06-01)1 June 1993
PF   Demir, Berk 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 26 – (1995-05-18)18 May 1995
Head coach
  •   Burak Gören
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Candost Volkan
  •   Özgür Adıgüzel
Team manager
  •   Cenk Duraklar

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

Updated: February 26, 2021

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Johnny O'Bryant Samet Geyik Ercan Bayrak
PF Kyle Wiltjer Göktuğ Baş
SF Sam Dekker Kamar Baldwin Erdi Gülaslan
SG Nick Johnson Muhammed Baygül Burak Gözeneli
PG Marcus Foster Can Korkmaz Yiğit Özkan Tyler Ennis  

(colours: Turkish or homegrown players; foreign players)

Notable playersEdit

HonoursEdit

Season by seasonEdit

Season Tier League Pos. Postseason Turkish Cup European competitions
1991–92 1 TBL 12th
1992–93 1 TBL 9th
1993–94 1 TBL 3rd Semifinalist
1994–95 1 TBL 5th Quarterfinalist Played Korać Cup
1995–96 1 TBL 11th Runner-up Played Korać Cup
1996–97 1 TBL 2nd Runner-up Played European Cup
1997–98 1 TBL 6th Quarterfinalist Runner-up Played Euroleague
1998–99 1 TBL 9th Played Saporta Cup
1999–00 1 TBL 8th Quarterfinalist Korać Cup Quarterfinalist
2000–01 1 TBL 4th Semifinalist Runner-up Played Korać Cup
2001–02 1 TBL 5th Quarterfinalist Semifinalist Played Saporta Cup
2002–03 1 TBL 4th Semifinalist Runner-up Played FIBA Champions' Cup
2003–04 1 TBL 9th - Semifinalist Played FIBA Europe League
2004–05 1 TBL 7th Quarterfinalist Quarterfinalist Played ULEB Cup
2005–06 1 TBL 5th Quarterfinalist Quarterfinalist
2006–07 1 TBL 3rd Semifinalist Quarterfinalist FIBA Eurocup Quarterfinalist
2007–08 1 TBL 4th Runner-up Champion Played ULEB Cup
2008–09 1 TBL 3rd Semifinalist Quarterfinalist Eurocup Last 16
2009–10 1 TBL 5th Quarterfinalist Quarterfinalist Eurocup Last 16
2010–11 1 TBL 10th Group Stage EuroChallenge Regular season
2011–12 1 TBL 9th Group Stage EuroChallenge Regular season
2012–13 1 TBL 13th Group Stage
2013–14 1 TBL 11th Quarterfinalist
2014–15 1 TBL 7th Quarterfinalist Group stage
2015–16 1 TBL 15th
2016–17 2 TBL 8th Quarterfinalist
2017–18 2 TBL 1st
2018–19 1 BSL 7th Quarterfinals Semifinalist EuroCup Regular Season
2019–20 1 BSL 1 1 Semifinalist Champions League Quarterfinals
2020–21 1 BSL 6th Quarterfinals Champions League Playoffs
^1 Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Türkiye Basketbol 1. Ligi'nde şampiyon Türk Telekom". aa.com.tr (in Turkish). April 1, 2018. Retrieved May 21, 2021.
  2. ^ "ECA Board reviews commercial strategy, approves 2018-19 competitions team list". Euroleague Basketball. 19 June 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018.

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