A complicated week for Istanbul basketball clubs. Erdem Can tried to continue the momentum of recent seasons but started very badly in the Euroleague (9 wins for 15 losses).
Slapped again on Wednesday evening on the floor of Zalgiris Kaunas (96-70), the Turk suffered one defeat too many for his leaders. He was thanked by the Istanbul club which must now look for his successor. Gianmarco Pozzecco, free from any contract since his dismissal from ASVEL, could be one of the solutions.
Anadolu Efes Istanbul, a true institution of European basketball in recent years (winner of the Euroleague in 2021 and 2022) is experiencing a nightmarish season. It all started with the departure of Vasilije Micic who decided to try his luck in the NBA. Then it was Ergin Ataman, legendary coach who decided to leave the ship to go to the Panathinaikos bench. Except that since then, the Anadolu Efes club has remained at the dock.