Will Anadolu Efes Become a Contender This Season Again?
A hot Vitoria night in last season, Anadolu Efes and Ergin Ataman eliminated Fenerbahçe Beko at Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four Semi Final. 1 month after, they beat Obradovic’s team again at the Turkish Basketball Super League Finals. From that day to today, every Turkish basketball lover have 1 simple question in their mind, “is this a one season miracle or old giant Anadolu Efes will rise and shine again?”, and then we come today the answer of the question is “Yes, Anadolu Efes shining again.”
Ergin Ataman has a beautiful career, 2002 FIBA Saporta Cup, 2012 FIBA Eurochallenge, 2016 Eurocup champion, 3 time Euroleague Final Four appearance and he want one last European Basketball Cup, the old shining Turkish Airlines Euroleague. Last season he was just one win away from the cup but this season, he will can win that “one” game. This season Efes team is have all things what Ataman want, a great rim pro Bryant Duston, athletic 3 pointer forwards, great floor generals, scorer and game changer guard like his old buddy Carlos Arroyo from Besiktas and Galatasaray. He always a great offensive coach but sometimes his teams had seriously defensive problems but this and last year’s Efes team does not have that weakness.