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Orhun Ene signs to head Turkish national B-Ball team

Turkish manager will make first appearance against Croatia on Friday's FIBA EuroBasket Qualifiers

Emre Asikci   | 23.11.2020
Orhun Ene signs to head Turkish national B-Ball team

ISTANBUL 

The Turkish Basketball Federation appointed Orhun Ene as the new head coach of the national team.

"We have a difficult period ahead. We are a team that values the national jersey very much. Working hard until Friday, we will win the game against Croatia and renew our self-confidence," Ene said in the signing ceremony on Monday.

The new head coach also said that he played for the National Team A for years and worked in all levels of coaching, adding that he still feels the excitement he had when he was called to the national team.

Omer Onan, the CEO of the Turkish Basketball Federation said he believes that Ene would achieve great success with the national team both in this process and for years to come.

Turkey will be hosting the upcoming EuroBasket Qualifiers for Group D at Sinan Erdem Dome in Istanbul.

The Turkish team will host Croatia and The Netherlands on Nov. 27 and 29 respectively.

Turkey's squad:

Ege Arar - Aliaga Petkim Spor

Dogus Balbay - Anadolu Efes

Sertac Sanli - Anadolu Efes

A. Bugrahan Tuncer - Anadolu Efes

Tolga Gecim - Anadolu Efes

Deshane Davis Larkin - Anadolu Efes

Alperen Sengun - Besiktas JK

Sehmus Hazer - Besiktas JK

Berk Demir - Darussafaka Tekfen

Dogus Ozdemiroglu - Darussafaka Tekfen

Metehan Akyel - Empera Halı Gaziantep Basketbol

Melih Mahmutoglu - Fenerbahce Beko

J. Metecan Birsen - Pinar Karsiyaka

Yigit Arslan - Galatasaray

Berkan Durmaz - TOFAS

Berk Ibrahim Ugurlu - TOFAS

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