Tofaş S.K.

Last updated
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Leagues Basketbol Süper Ligi
Champions League
Founded1974;49 years ago (1974)
Arena Tofaş Nilüfer Spor Salonu
Location Bursa, Turkey
Team colorsBlue, white, green
PresidentCengiz Eroldu
Head coach Orhun Ene
Team captainTevfik Akdamar
Championships2 Turkish Championships
3 Turkish Cups
1 Turkish President's Cup

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 Turkish car manufacturer Tofaş.


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


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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 were relegated to 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 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 was relegated from the BSL to the First League. The club was 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]


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
G 1 Flag of the United States.svg Winston, Cassius 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)118 kg (260 lb)25 – (1998-02-28)28 February 1998
SF 3 Flag of Turkey.svg Akdamar, Tevfik  (C)2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)28 – (1994-10-25)25 October 1994
SF 4 Flag of the United States.svg Prewitt, Omar 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)88 kg (194 lb)28 – (1994-09-24)24 September 1994
SG 5 Flag of the United States.svg Homesley, Caleb 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)93 kg (205 lb)26 – (1996-11-27)27 November 1996
G 7 Flag of Turkey.svg Tuna, Batın 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)20 – (2003-01-04)4 January 2003
F 8 Flag of Turkey.svg Geçim, Tolga 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)91 kg (201 lb)27 – (1996-03-27)27 March 1996
PF 16 Flag of Turkey.svg Demir, Ege 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in)19 – (2004-08-15)15 August 2004
SF 22 Flag of the United States.svg O'Brien, J. J. 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)98 kg (216 lb)31 – (1992-04-08)8 April 1992
F 32 Flag of the United States.svg Maye, Luke 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)109 kg (240 lb)26 – (1997-03-07)7 March 1997
PF 33 Flag of Croatia.svg Šakić, Željko 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in)106 kg (234 lb)35 – (1988-04-14)14 April 1988
C 50 Flag of the United States.svg Wiley, Austin 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in)118 kg (260 lb)24 – (1999-01-08)8 January 1999
SG 77 Flag of Turkey.svg Kurtuldum, Mustafa 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)82 kg (181 lb)22 – (2001-05-10)10 May 2001
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Flag of Turkey.svg Yalçın Küçüközkan
  • Flag of Turkey.svg Sedat Özyer
  • Flag of Turkey.svg Murat Hüseyin Yılmaz

  • (C) Team captain
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured

Updated: September 3, 2023

Depth chart

Pos.Starting 5Bench 1Bench 2
C Austin WileyŽeljko Šakić
PF Luke MayeTolga GeçimEge Demir
SF Omar PrewittJ. J. O'BrienTevfik Akdamar
SG Caleb HomesleyBatın Tuna
PG Cassius WinstonBora Satır

Notable players


Season by season

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Josh Owens
Season Tier DivisionPos. Turkish Cup European competitions
1974–76Lower divisions
1976–771 TBL 7th
1977–781 TBL 2nd
1978–791 TBL 4th
1979–801 TBL 6th
1980–811 TBL 5th
1981–821 TBL 4th
1982–831 TBL 8th
1983–841 TBL 9th
1984–851 TBL 7th
1985–861 TBL 8th
1986–871 TBL 6th
1987–881 TBL 6th
1988–891 TBL 11th
1989–902 TB2L 1st
1990–911 TBL 2nd3 Korać Cup 1R
1991–921 TBL 6th2 European Cup 2R
1992–931 TBL 5thChampion3 Korać Cup 3R
1993–941 TBL 6th2 European Cup GS
1994–951 TBL 4th3 Korać Cup R32
1995–961 TBL 4th3 Korać Cup 3R
1996–971 TBL 4th3 Korać Cup RU
1997–981 TBL 4th
1998–991 TBL 1stChampion
1999–001 TBL 1stChampion1 Euroleague GS
2000–03Lower divisions
2003–04 1 TBL 14thGroup stage
2004–052 TB2L 1st
2005–062 TB2L 1st
2006–07 1 TBL 15thGroup stage
2007–082 TB2L 1stQuarterfinalist
2008–092 TB2L 1st
2009–10 1 TBL 10thGroup 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 1 2 EuroCup QF 1
2020–21 1 BSL 4th3 Champions League R16
2021–22 1 BSL 9th Quarterfinalist 3 Champions League QF
2022–23 1 BSL 7th3 Champions League PI
^1 Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.

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