Efes Pilsen
6 KASUN, MARIO Croatia Center 2.13 1980
7 SMITH, CHARLES United States of America Forward 1.93 1975
9 SHUMPERT, PRESTON United States of America Forward 1.98 1979
10 ABI, MUSTAFA Turkey Forward 1.97 1979
11 THORNTON, BOOTSY United States of America Guard 1.95 1977
12 GONLUM, KEREM Turkey Forward 2.08 1977
13 VUJANIC, MILOS Serbia Guard 1.90 1980
14 PEKER, KAYA Turkey Center 2.08 1980
15 KAKIOUZIS, MICHAILIS Greece Forward 2.07 1976
18 DROBNJAK, PREDRAG Montenegro Center 2.13 1975
22 ATSUR, ENGIN Turkey Guard 1.93 1984
25 HAMMONDS, CLIFF United States of America Guard 1.90 1985
32 GULER, SINAN Turkey Guard 1.92 1983
33 ARSLAN, ENDER Turkey Guard 1.88 1983
55 AKYOL, CENK Turkey Forward 1.97 1987
 Head Coach    
  ATAMAN, ERGIN Turkey    

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Dario Saric, Anadolu Efes Istanbul

A lot of people saw it coming for many years after he was arguably the most promising player seen at the International Junior Tournament this decade, but Dario Saric of Anadolu Efes Istanbul has confirmed the really high expectations everyone had of him. At age 20, Saric has become the youngest player named bwin MVP of the Month when he won the award for November this week. Saric stepped up right when Efes needed him most, after losing Nenad Krstic to injury for the remainder of the regular season, and following a dangerous home loss against Zalgiris Kaunas. Saric in November averaged 15.5 points and 7.75 rebounds while making 61% of his two-point shots, giving the consistency at both ends of the court that Efes needed at that moment to win three crucial games, including a prestigious home win against mighty Real Madrid and road triumphs in Nizhny Novgorod and Sassari. Saric is really happy about the award, as he told us in his Euroleague.net interview. "It took a lot of practice and a lot of work to win such a special award as this," Saric told Euroleague.net. "It is very important to me, I am very happy to win it. It is amazing and a part of my dream has come true."

Club info
Anadolu Efes Istanbul opens a new era with the arrival of legendary head coach Dusan Ivkovic, who returns to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague for the first time since winning the competition with Olympiacos Piraeus in 2012. Ivkovic will work to lead Efes to a successful 2014-15 season that lives up to the club's tradition and expectations. Efes comes off an underwhelming 2013-14 season in which it finished the Top 16 with a 2-12 record, losing its last nine games, and was eliminated in both the Turkish League playoffs quarterfinals and the Turkish Cup title game by the same team, Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir. Perhaps its highlight this season was an incredible Top 16 win against EA7 Emporio Armani Milan on a buzzer-beating, three-quarter court shot by Zoran Planinic - one of the greatest game-winners in professional basketball history. Founded in 1976, Efes needed just three years to start collecting titles. Efes won its first Turkish League trophy in 1979 and made it to the Euroleague quarterfinals group stage in the 1979-80 season. Two more Turkish League titles came in 1983 and 1984 but Efes did not become a dominant club and a European titles contender until the 1990s, when it took the Turkish crown in five of six seasons through 1997, led by head coach Aydin Ors. That's when Efes also put Turkey on the continental basketball map for good. In 1993, Larry Richard, Petar Naumoski and Ufuk Sarica took Efes to the Saporta Cup final, but Aris Thessaoliniki escaped with a 50-48 win. Naumoski missed a close shot in the final seconds that would have forced overtime. In 1996, Naumoski and Sarica joined forces with the late Conrad McRae and a young Mirsad Turkcan to lead Efes to the Korac Cup crown by downing Olimpia Milano in the finals on point difference. It was the first European title for a Turkish team. Efes became a Euroleague regular and in 2000 the club achieved another first among Turkish teams by making the Final Four, a milestone it repeated in the 2001 SuproLeague. Hedo Turkoglu, Mehmet Okur, Predrag Drobnjak, Ibrahim Kutluay and Damir Mulaomerovic all helped make it happen. Efes came within one shot of reaching the 2004 Final Four, too, but was denied by Skipper Bologna’s Gianluca Basile. The club reached the Euroleague quarterfinals in 2005 and 2006 and lifted Turkish Cup trophies in 2006 and 2007. Efes did even better in 2009 by winning the Turkish League and Cup double. Fenerbahce Ulker and Besiktas stopped Efes from adding more titles in recent years, but Efes always remained in the hunt. Efes was close to another Final Four in 2013, when it took a 15-point lead against Olympiacos Piraeus in Game 5 of the playoffs, but the Reds prevailed. Efes also finished second in the Turkish League regular season and reached the playoff semifinals. After a step backwards last season, Efes moved fast to sign a legendary leader in Ivkovic, who will do his best to turn this historic club into a Final Four contender.
Trophy Case
Korac Cup: 1996
Turkish National League: 1978-79, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1995-96, 1996-97, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2008-09
Turkish National Cup: 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2009
Turkish President Cup: 1986, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2006, 2009, 2010
President Tuncay Ozilhan
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