Efes Pilsen Istanbul
Efes Pilsen Istanbul website

BACKGROUND:
  • Club founded in 1951 as Kadiköy Spor, changed the name in 1976 to Efes Pilsen
  • Team plays in the Abdi Ipekci Arena, capacity: 11,500


  • HISTORY:
  • 12 time Turkish league champions
  • Korac Cup winner – 1996
  • FIBA Suproleague Final Four - 2001


  • RECENT:
  • 2006/07 Turkish league finalists, getting swept by champion Fenerbahçe 4-0
  • 2006/07 Euroleague: made it to the last 16
  • Qualified for 2007/08 Euroleague: In Group B with Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv, Unicaja Málaga (fellow Europe Live ’07 team), Aris TT Bank, Cibona Zagreb, Le Mans Sarthe Basket, Lietuvos Rytas and Armani Jeans Milano


  • LEADERSHIP:
  • Tuncay Özilhan, President (owner of Efes Beverage Group and 645th on the Forbes rich list 2006)
  • Engin Özerhun, General Manager
  • David Blatt, Head Coach


  • COLORS:
  • White and Dark Blue
  • 2007/08 ROSTER
    #

    Name

    Height

    Position

    Country

    NBA Affiliation

    -

    Loren Woods

    215 (7'1'')

    C

    USA

    Arizona ’01 - Played in NBA and NBDL from 2001 to 2006 for MIN, MIA, CHA, TOR, SAC and Austin Toros

    -

    Andre Hutson

    202 (6'8'')

    F

    USA

    Michigan State ’01 – Played in NBA for MIL and IND from 2001 to 2002

    -

    Rashad Wright

    189 (6'3'')

    G

    USA

    Georgia ’04 - Played 5 games with the Indiana Pacers in 2004/05

    19

    Aleksandar Rasic

    195 (6'5'')

    G

    SRB

    -

    -

    Ender Arslan

    190 (6'3'')

    G

    TUR

    -

    4

    Drew Nicholas

    191 (6'3'')

    G

    USA

    Maryland ’03

    8

    Nikola Prkacin

    208 (6'10'')

    C

    CRO

    -

    23

    Ermal Kurtoglu

    207 (6'10'')

    C

    ALB-TUR

    -

    12

    Kerem Gonlum

    208 (6'10'')

    C/F

    TUR

    -

    41

    Cenk Akyol

    200 (6'7'')

    G

    TUR

    2nd round pick in the 2005 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks

    15

    Emre Bayav

    212 (7'0'')

    C

    SRB-TUR

    -

    14

    Baris Hersek

    206 (6'9'')

    F/C

    TUR

    -

    10

    Mustafa Abi

    197 (6'6'')

    G

    TUR

    -


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