DARUSSAFAKA ISTANBUL: FACTS OF THE CHAMPION!

Apr 13, 2018 by Eurocupbasketball.com Print
DARUSSAFAKA ISTANBUL: FACTS OF THE CHAMPION!

...Darussafaka has just won its first title in over half a century! Its last official title in elite categories was the Turkish League crown in 1962! This is the first-ever continental title, 56 years after its last trophy!

...David Blatt has joined Dusan Ivkovic as the only head coaches to win the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague and the 7DAYS EuroCup titles! Ivkovic won the EuroLeague with Olympiacos Piraeus in 1997 and 2012, and the EuroCup with Dynamo Moscow in 2006. Blatt led Maccabi Tel Aviv to the EuroLeague title in 2014 and just won the EuroCup with Darussafaka! Both Ivkovic and Blatt also won the EuroBasket with Yugoslavia and Russia, respectively.

...Micheal Eric just became just the second Nigerian to win the EuroCup title?! Tunji Awojobu helped Hapoel Jerusalem win the title in the 2003-04 season.

...Howard Sant-Roos just became the first Cuban player to win the EuroCup! He is just the second Cuban player registered to play the competition, too.

...Scottie Wilbekin is the second player to earn EuroCup MVP and EuroCup Finals MVP honors in the same season? Tyrese Rice was the first one to win both awards with Khimki Moscow Region in the 2014-15 season.

...Darussafaka is just the second Turkish team to win the EuroCup? Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul lifted the trophy in 2016.