Tofas was founded in 1974, and it hard to find a team anywhere that started so successfully. In the 1974-75 season, Tofas finished the local Bursa league in first place with a perfect record and earned promotion to the Turkish second division. A year later, the club earned promotion to the Turkish top flight. Tofas made its European debut in 1978 and had its first major success a year later when the team qualified for the Korac Cup group stage, where its lone victory was a 39-point drubbing of Joventut Badalona. Tofas finished that season in second place in the Turkish League. The first significant blow the club suffered came when it was relegated in 1989, but the very next season it earned promotion back to the top flight after an undefeated season, which re-started its climb to prominence on the European scene. In 1990-91 Tofas played in its first Turkish League playoffs finals, losing to Fenerbahce, and in 1993 won its first Turkish Cup. Tofas was defeated in a two-game Korac Cup final against Aris Thessaloniki in 1997. The 1998-99 season was the most successful in club history as Tofas became the Turkish champion by defeating Efes Pilsen 4-2 in the finals and lifted the Turkish Cup by edging Fenerbahce. The team also made the Saporta Cup quarterfinals that season and followed it up with a Turkish President's Cup victory the following fall, when Tofas also made its EuroLeague debut. Coached by Jasmin Repesa, and with the likes of Steven Rogers, Serkan Erdogan, Slaven Rimac, Mehmet Okur, Rashard Griffith and David Rivers on the floor, Tofas went on to win another Turkish double, beating Efes 4-1 in the playoff finals and trashing Ulker by 18 points to win the national cup. Despite such massive success, financial problems forced Tofas to withdraw from the Turkish first division and start all over. That new start was once again successful, as Tofas won the regional league in 2002 and the Turkish second division in 2003, earning promotion to the first division once again. There, Tofas struggled for consistency and bounced between the first and second divisions several times until it made the first of three consecutive Turkish League playoff appearances in 2012. Another tough season in 2014-15 saw Tofas relegated again, but there was no keeping this club down. Winning promotion for the 2016-17 season once again, Tofas reached the Turkish League playoffs before getting swept in a best-of-three quarterfinal series by Fenerbahce Istanbul, which had just won the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague crown. After making even greater steps last season, Tofas is determined to raise the bar higher still and to make even bigger noise in the season to come.