Anadolu Efes Hosts Media Day in Istanbul


Anadolu Efes Hosts Media Day in Istanbul


Istanbul, the captivating city that straddles the divide between the Western and Eastern worlds, becomes the latest destination for the media day tour, featuring the 18 clubs set to compete in the upcoming 2023-24 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season. Anadolu Efes Istanbul, the back-to-back EuroLeague champions in 2021 and 2022, orchestrated its media day in the vibrant municipality of Bagciler. With the participation of five former champions, the day encompassed an array of activities, including photoshoots, interviews, social media engagement, and more, all executed with the seasoned expertise of a two-time champion.

Among the fresh faces donning the Efes jersey this season are newcomers such as Tyrique Jones, Derek Willis, Burak Yildizi, and Erkan Yilmaz, embarking on their maiden campaigns in Europe’s premier basketball competition.

Today marked the beginning of our season,” echoed the sentiment shared by all within the organization, and the reasons for such enthusiasm were abundantly clear.

This grand occasion unfolded across an expansive landscape, boasting a remarkable 28 distinct stations thoughtfully distributed across four floors within Efes’s state-of-the-art training facility.

Throughout the day, players and coaches seamlessly navigated through various engagements. They enthusiastically participated in photoshoots, engaged in interviews with broadcasters and media representatives, autographed basketballs and jerseys, and immersed themselves in engaging activities thoughtfully orchestrated by the club’s esteemed sponsors and partners.

Despite the hectic agenda, the atmosphere remained lively and upbeat. Tyrique Jones was a source of inspiration, lifting everyone’s spirits. Head coach Erdem Can, seasoned center Tibor Pleiss, and the newly appointed team captain Shane Larkin all wore smiles throughout the proceedings.

Adding to the joy of the occasion, the event included participation from the young talents of the Efes youth academy. These aspiring athletes had the opportunity to engage in activities with their esteemed role models, making the day even more special and memorable.


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