Turkish Premier Basketball League

Turkish Basketball League

The Turkish Basketball League (TBL) is the top men’s professional basketball league in Turkey, which is also called Turkish Premier Basketball League (Turkish: "Türkiye 1. Basketbol Ligi"). There is also a Turkish Second Basketball League (TB2L) consisting of 2 divisions (A and B).

History

The first basketball game played in Turkey was at the Robert College in Istanbul in 1904. Galatasaray Lisesi formed the first basketball team in 1911. The next basketball team founded was of Fenerbahçe SK in 1913. An unofficial league was founded in 1927 in Istanbul, which lasted until the establishment of a regional official league in 1933. From 1946 on, basketball championships were organized between the leading clubs of Istanbul, Ankara and İzmir.

The Turkish Basketball League, in the current form, was founded on December 13, 1969 by the Turkish Basketball Federation, and began play with the 1968-1969 season.

The competition

There are 16 teams in the league and they play against each other twice in the league manner, once at their home and the other away. At the end of the season, the top 8 teams are entitled to participate at the playoff games. The two top teams of the Second League are promoted to the Premier League. The two lowest placed teams of the Premier League play, respectively, with the third and fourth ranking teams of the Second League in a one game knock-out playoff. The winning top two teams are entitled to play in the Premier League, and the losing two others are relegated into the Second League.

Beko Basketball League 2007/2008 Playoffs

The 2008 Beko Basketball League Playoffs is the final phase of the 2007-2008 regular season. The Beko Basketball League playoffs started on Saturday, May 3, 2008 and will run through June with the League finals.

Quarterfinal and Semifinal series are 5-match series. The teams reaches the first 3 wins is through to the next round. The team which has won both regular season matchups starts with a 1-0 lead to the series.

Final series are 7-match series and the team reaches first 4 wins is the champion of the Beko Basketball League.

2007/2008 Playoff seedings, results, and schedules

Quarter Finals

(1) Beşiktaş Cola Turka (24-6) vs. (8) Bandırma Banvit (14-16) (Series starts 1-0)

Beşiktaş Cola Turka wins the series 3:1

(2) Efes Pilsen (22-8) vs. (7) Pınar Karşıyaka (17-13) (Series starts 0-0)

Efes Pilsen wins the series 3:1

(3) Fenerbahçe Ülker (21-9) vs. (6) Antalya Belediye (18-12) (Series starts 0-0)

Fenerbahçe Ülker wins the series 3:1

(4) Türk Telekom (20-10) vs. (5) Galatasaray Café Crown (19-11) (Series starts 0-0)

Türk Telekom wins the series 3:0

Semifinals

(1) Beşiktaş Cola Turka (24-6) vs. (4) Türk Telekom (20-10) (Series starts 0-1)

Türk Telekom wins the series 3:1

(2) Efes Pilsen (22-8) vs. (3) Fenerbahçe Ülker (21-9) (Series starts 0-1)

Fenerbahçe Ülker wins the series 3:0

Beko Basketball League Finals

(3) Fenerbahçe Ülker (21-9) vs. (4) Türk Telekom (20-10) (Series starts 0-0)

Clubs 2007/2008 Season

The league currently consists of the following member clubs (number of championship titles won):
Club City Venue Established Championship
Alpella Istanbul Caferağa Spor Salonu 2006 4
Antalya Belediye Antalya Dilek Sabancı Spor Salonu 1995
Banvitspor Balıkesir Kara Ali Acar Spor Salonu 1994
Beşiktaş Cola Turka Istanbul BJK Akatlar Arena 1903 1
Beykoz 1908 Istanbul R. Şahin Köktürk Spor Salonu 1908
CASA TED Kolejililer Ankara Ankara Atatürk Sport Hall 1994
Darüşşafaka S.K. Istanbul Ayhan Sahenk Sport Hall 1914
Efes Pilsen S.K. Istanbul Abdi Ipekci Sport Center 1976 12
Fenerbahçe Ülker Istanbul Abdi İpekçi Arena 1907 3
Galatasaray Café Crown Istanbul Ayhan Şahenk Spor Salonu 1905 4
Kepez Bld. S.K. Antalya Dilek Sabancı Spor Salonu 1995
Mersin Büyükşehir Belediye Mersin Edip Buran
Mutlu Akü Selçuk Üniversitesi Konya Selcuk University 19 Mayıs 1987
Oyak Renault Bursa Veledrom İç Saha 1974
Pınar Karşıyaka Izmir Karşıyaka Pınar Arena 1912 1
Türk Telekom B.K. Ankara Ankara Atatürk Sport Hall 1980

† : This club is the product of the 2006 merger of Fenerbahçe SK with Gençlik Ve SK, better known by its sponsorship name of Ülkerspor (Ülker). Of the 6 titles won by the club in the era of the modern Turkish League, 4 were won by Ülker, one by pre-merger Fenerbahçe, and the other by Fenerbahçe Ülker in the first season after the merger.

Past winners

Year
Club
Record
Quarter finals
Semi finals
Finals
Coach
Top Scorer †
1966-67
Altınordu
Samim Göreç
1967-68
İTÜ
Mehmet Baturalp
1968-69
Galatasaray
Petar Sinemov
1969-70
İTÜ
Mehmet Baturalp
1970-71
İTÜ
Şengün Kaplanoğlu
1971-72
İTÜ
Samim Göreç
1972-73
İTÜ
Öner Şaylan
1973-74
Muhafızgücü
Armağan Asena
1974-75
Beşiktaş
Cavit Altunay
1975-76
Eczacıbaşı
Aydan Siyavuş
1976-77
Eczacıbaşı
Aydan Siyavuş
1977-78
Eczacıbaşı
Aydan Siyavuş
1978-79
Efes Pilsen S.K.
Faruk Akagün
1979-80
Eczacıbaşı
Aydan Siyavuş
1980-81
Eczacıbaşı
Aydan Siyavuş
1981-82
Eczacıbaşı
Aydan Siyavuş
1982-83
Efes Pilsen S.K.
Rıza Erverdi
1983-84
Efes Pilsen S.K.
Aydan Siyavuş
1984-85
Galatasaray
Nur Germen
1985-86
Galatasaray
Fehmi Sadıkoğlu
1986-87
Karşıyaka
Nadir Vekiloğlu
1987-88
Eczacıbaşı
Mehmet Baturalp
1988-89
Eczacıbaşı
Mehmet Baturalp
1989-90
Galatasaray
Faruk Akagün
1990-91
Fenerbahçe
Çetin Yılmaz
1991-92
Efes Pilsen
Aydın Örs
1992-93
Efes Pilsen
Aydın Örs
1993-94
Efes Pilsen
Aydın Örs
1994-95
Ülkerspor
27-3
Galatasaray (3-2)
Tofaş S.K. (3-1)
Fenerbahçe (4-2)
Çetin Yılmaz
1995-96
Efes Pilsen S.K.
28-2
Netaş (3-0)
Tofaş S.K. (3-0)
Ülkerspor (4-0)
Aydın Örs
1996-97
Efes Pilsen S.K.
27-3
Galatasaray (3-0)
Tofaş S.K. (3-1)
Türk Telekom PTT (4-1)
Aydın Örs
1997-98
Ülkerspor
24-6
Darüşşafaka S.K. (3-1)
Fenerbahçe (3-2)
Efes Pilsen S.K. (4-2)
Çetin Yılmaz
Michael Anderson/ Harun Erdenay (21.1 ppg)
1998-99
Tofaş S.K.
23-5
Beşiktaş (3-2)
Fenerbahçe (3-1)
Efes Pilsen S.K. (4-2)
Jasmin Repeša
Rashard Griffith (14.9 ppg)
1999-2000
Tofaş S.K.
19-7
Troy Pilsner (3-0)
Ülkerspor (3-1)
Efes Pilsen S.K. (4-1)
Tolga Öngören
David Rivers (15.3 ppg)
2000-01
Ülkerspor
22-4
Galatasaray (3-2)
Turk Telekomspor (3-0)
Efes Pilsen (4-2)
Murat Didin
Miljan Goljovic (15.9 ppg)
2001-02
Efes Pilsen S.K.
20-2
Fenerbahçe (3-0)
Oyak Renault (3-0)
Ülkerspor (4-2)
Oktay Mahmuti
Marcus Brown (18.2 ppg)
2002-03
Efes Pilsen S.K.
24-2
Beşiktaş (3-0)
Galatasaray (3-0)
Ülkerspor (4-3)
Oktay Mahmuti
Antonio Granger/ Kaspars Kambala (17.8 ppg)
2003-04
Efes Pilsen S.K.
22-4
Tekelspor (3-0)
Pınar Karşıyaka (3-1)
Ülkerspor (4-2)
Oktay Mahmuti
Antonio Granger (16.8 ppg)
2004-05
Efes Pilsen S.K.
24-2
Tekelspor (3-0)
Fenerbahçe (3-1)
Beşiktaş (4-1)
Oktay Mahmuti
Henry Domercant (16.2 ppg)
2005-06
Ülkerspor
25-5
Galatasaray (3-0)
Banvitspor (3-1)
Efes Pilsen S.K. (4-0)
Murat Özyer
İbrahim Kutluay (16.6 ppg)
2006-07
Fenerbahçe Ülker
28-2
Darüşşafaka (3-1)
Galatasaray Café Crown (3-0)
Efes Pilsen S.K. (4-0)
Aydın Örs
Willie Solomon (16.4 ppg)
Top scorer of the playoffs from the winning team.

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