Tofaş S.K.

Turkey United States 2020–21 Basketball Champions League
Tofaş
Tofaş logo
LeaguesBasketbol Süper Ligi
Basketball Champions League
Founded1974; 46 years ago (1974)
HistoryTofaş
(1974–present)
ArenaTofaş Nilüfer Spor Salonu
Capacity7,500
LocationBursa, Turkey
Team colorsBlue, white, green
              
PresidentCengiz Eroldu
Head coachOrhun Ene
Team captainSammy Mejía
Championships2 Turkish Championships
3 Turkish Cups
1 Turkish President's Cup
Websitewww.tofasspor.com

Tofaş Spor Kulübü (English: Tofaş Sports Club) (more commonly known as Tofaş) is a professional basketball team that is based in Bursa, Turkey. Their home arena is the Tofaş Nilüfer Spor Salonu, with a capacity of 7,500 seats. The team is sponsored by Tofaş, which is a Turkish automaker.

The team competes in the Turkish Basketball Super League (BSL).

History

Former logo of the club

Tofaş was founded in 1974. The team won the BSL in two consecutive seasons, in the 1998–99 and 1999–2000 seasons. The following year, however, the team withdrew from the league, for financial reasons. They returned to competition in the BSL in the 2003–04 season, but they were relegated down a league level the following year.

Tofaş next played in the BSL, from the 2009–10 season, to the 2014–15 season. In addition to the club's two Turkish Super League titles (1999, 2000), the team has also won three Turkish Cups (1993, 1999, 2000), and a Turkish President's Cup (1999). In the club's heyday, the team also achieved significant success at the European-wide continental level. Such as being the runner-up in the European-wide third-tier level FIBA Korać Cup's 1996–97 season Final against the Greek club Aris Thessaloniki.

Tofaş also competed in the European-wide top-tier level EuroLeague, in the 1999–2000 season.

In 2015, Tofaş relegated from the BSL to the First League. The club immediately promoted back as it was the 2016 TBL champion. The club played in the European-wide second-tier level EuroCup, in the 2017–18 season.[1] The same season, Tofaş reached the 2018 finals of the BSL. Despite winning game 3 at home,[2] the team fell to Fenerbahçe and lost the series 4–1.[3]

Arenas

Tofaş S.K. used the 3,500-seat capacity Bursa Atatürk Sport Hall, as its home arena for many years. The club then moved into the 7,500-seat capacity Tofaş Nilüfer Spor Salonu.[4][5]

Current roster

Tofaş roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PF 0 Turkey Tanışan, Emre 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 21 – (1999-05-19)19 May 1999
SF 1 Kenya Omot, Nuni 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 25 – (1994-10-03)3 October 1994
F 3 Turkey Durmaz, Berkan 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 101 kg (223 lb) 23 – (1997-02-20)20 February 1997
PG 5 Turkey Uğurlu, Berk 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 24 – (1996-04-27)27 April 1996
PG 6 United States Christon, Semaj 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 27 – (1992-11-01)1 November 1992
G 7 Turkey Tuna, Batın 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 17 – (2003-01-04)4 January 2003
F/C 8 United States White, D. J. (C) 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 113 kg (249 lb) 34 – (1986-08-31)31 August 1986
PF 9 Turkey Demir, Alihan 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 24 – (1996-07-11)11 July 1996
F 11 United States Simmons, Jeremy 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 31 – (1989-08-11)11 August 1989
PF 13 Turkey Afşar, Çağatay 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 21 – (1999-01-14)14 January 1999
G 21 Turkey Konuk, Mert 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 20 – (2000-04-02)2 April 2000
SG 23 United States Kilpatrick, Sean 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 30 – (1990-01-06)6 January 1990
F 33 Turkey Aksu, Berkan 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 19 – (2001-01-05)5 January 2001
C 77 Turkey Yaşar, Muhsin 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 24 – (1995-12-31)31 December 1995
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Turkey Yalçın Küçüközkan
  • Turkey Sedat Özyer
  • Turkey Murat Hüseyin Yılmaz

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: September 6, 2020

Depth chart

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Jeremy Simmons Muhsin Yaşar
PF Dewayne White Berkan Durmaz Alihan Demir Çağatay Afşar
SF Nuni Omot Berkan Aksu
SG Sean Kilpatrick Mert Konuk
PG Semaj Christon Berk Uğurlu

Notable players

Season by season

Season Tier Division Pos. Turkish Cup European competitions
1974–76 Lower divisions
1976–77 1 TBL 7th
1977–78 1 TBL 2nd
1978–79 1 TBL 4th
1979–80 1 TBL 6th
1980–81 1 TBL 5th
1981–82 1 TBL 4th
1982–83 1 TBL 8th
1983–84 1 TBL 9th
1984–85 1 TBL 7th
1985–86 1 TBL 8th
1986–87 1 TBL 6th
1987–88 1 TBL 6th
1988–89 1 TBL 11th
1989–90 2 TB2L 1st
1990–91 1 TBL 2nd 3 Korać Cup 1R
1991–92 1 TBL 6th 2 European Cup 2R
1992–93 1 TBL 5th Champion 3 Korać Cup 3R
1993–94 1 TBL 6th 2 European Cup GS
1994–95 1 TBL 4th 3 Korać Cup R32
1995–96 1 TBL 4th 3 Korać Cup 3R
1996–97 1 TBL 4th 3 Korać Cup RU
1997–98 1 TBL 4th
1998–99 1 TBL 1st Champion
1999–00 1 TBL 1st Champion 1 Euroleague GS
2000–03 Lower divisions
2003–04 1 TBL 14th Group stage
2004–05 2 TB2L 1st
2005–06 2 TB2L 1st
2006–07 1 TBL 15th Group stage
2007–08 2 TB2L 1st Quarterfinalist
2008–09 2 TB2L 1st
2009–10 1 TBL 10th Group stage
2010–11 1 TBL 9th Group stage
2011–12 1 TBL 8th Quarterfinalist
2012–13 1 TBL 8th Group stage 3 EuroChallenge L16
2013–14 1 TBL 8th Quarterfinalist 3 EuroChallenge RS
2014–15 1 TBL 16th Group stage 3 EuroChallenge RS
2015–16 2 TBL 1st
2016–17 1 BSL 8th
2017–18 1 BSL 2nd Runner-up 2 EuroCup RS
2018–19 1 BSL 3rd Quarterfinalist 2 EuroCup RS
2019–20 1 BSL 5th 2 EuroCup QF

References

  1. ^ "7DAYS EuroCup Board meets ahead of 2017-18 season". EuroCup Basketball. 14 June 2017. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  2. ^ [1]
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  4. ^ TOFAS SPORTS HALL.
  5. ^ Tofas Bursa Arena: TOFAS SPOR SALONU.