Manisa is coming to serve basketball

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After a big struggle in the Turkish Basketball League, after a five-year return of planned investment, the Mercin Metropolitan Municipality, whose name was written as the champion in the Basketball Super League, reached out according to the quilt and established the primary in the league. The goal is to be permanent, but most importantly, to serve Turkish basketball. Depart for the purpose. General Manager Nihat Mara said: “Basketball doesn’t have to be Manisa immediately in the European Cup and finishing in the top four. Manisa needs to be permanent to spread basketball in Anatolia.” “We’re in Turkish basketball. I want to serve. One of Manisa’s goals this year is to get a position with only local players and bring young players to the national team, but coach Ceyhun Çabadak is helping with this project. Said that it was necessary and revealed a very important vision. In such cases, management support is extremely important. If there is a possibility of a bad scenario, the bill will immediately go to the coach. Billed … Bora Çaylan branch chief clarified whether to stand behind the coach who bears this risk. Thailan joined last year with the technical team they had been with for five years to ensure that they supported the project. He clearly stated that his experience would support Nihat Mara, who put a lot of effort into them.

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This is what the names of the three people in charge of the business said before the first Super League experience. This is the historic success of Manisa Basketball and is highly anticipated.


• Everything started at the end of last season, when Nihat Mala joined us as general manager. In fact, we were waiting for the playoffs to start, but we threw the towel early because of a terrible incident and an injury to a tall American. But when the season was over, we decided this year as the target season for our meeting with the Mayor of Metropolitan without wasting time. Thankfully, he paved the way for us and actively responded to all our demands.

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• I met Nihat Mala and coach Ceyhun Cabadak and joined the team. We have already been with a very experienced technical team for 5 years. We have created a team of the hottest players in the league. We started the season early, created a semi-camping environment in the facility, prepared for the Federation Cup, and won the first championship of the season overwhelmingly. Everyone started trying to win the league easily for us there, maybe this also created some complacency for the team. Baki, one of our very important names, was injured there and broke his hand. He shook us at the beginning of the season and we lost three, but we knew everything was ok.

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• We recovered quickly and Baki was back in 7 weeks. After that, the season ended with 3 losses. We kept our promises and were proud to let the people of Manisa experience the excitement of the Super League for the first time and see how happy this makes them. Seeing the excitement and happiness of people when we become champions is an indescribable feeling.

• Our mayor is someone who loves sports, is very passionate about sports and wants to win. He used to be the president of a soccer team. He is also very enthusiastic about establishing in sports. We are very lucky in this regard. As long as we continue this way, there is no doubt that it will open a new path for us. Just above us at the celebration of the championship was what we could do and how to plan. He soon began to experience her excitement and is thinking one step ahead. As long as I have a president, I don’t think it will cause problems like other teams. We are also thinking of gradually raising the club with the president by taking advantage of the opportunities we have at our disposal.

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• Accelerate your infrastructure work. Whether it’s BGL or other age groups, we go for good structuring. We need to make our position in the Super League realistic. First, we try to keep it. We know it’s hard to stay there. If we can do this, we will set more goals in the future.

• There is a reaction from the city. Everyone started looking for a combination, maybe it wouldn’t save us, but I think we would make money from it. I don’t have a sponsor meeting yet, but I was born and raised in Manisa. I am familiar with this area. Everyone knows how powerful the Manisa organization industry is. When I enter the agenda with the basketball team, I truly believe that there is a direction from there. Being in our mayor’s organization is clearly fascinating at OIZ. Because it is impossible to experience the unhealthy structure experienced in some other clubs here. Everything goes smoothly here. We expect to be a sponsor in the future, but we know that with the help of Manisa municipalities and local organizations, it’s easy to meet the budget of an average club in the Super League.

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Manisa is coming to serve basketball

N0054 HATMALA (General Manager)

• Frankly, when I came here, everything was ready. We were already working with Seifun in Karsıyaka and Trabzon. He knew what to do and how to do it, and a good order was established. This place has been prepared for this success by knitting stitches with knots for four years. In other words, this result is not just the result of some enhancements and work done this season. Organizations, halls, facilities, everything was prepared. All I had to do this year was to form the right team with the right budget and join the league.

• The infrastructure is so well established here that we will stay in the Super League. Otherwise, we were worried that we would panic, stay in the super league and spend a lot of money to get more players, but the organization is already ready here. I am. There are opportunities that many clubs do not have. There are opportunities that many clubs do not have in terms of logistics, facilities, financial strength, and supporters. As Manisa, as a club, we have no experience in the Super League. We need to develop in this area and create a basketball culture here. Considering the populist side, let’s go to the league this year, play the playoffs right away, go to the Europa League next year, we’ll be wrong. There is an example of this in the past. We will gradually grow within the planned organization within the rules we have set.

• Basketball already needs this. Basketball does not require Manisa to play the Europa League or enter the top four of the league. Those who are devoted to such beautiful organizations and sports that basketball needs need to stay in this business for a long time. Both Manisa and basketball will win if names such as Cengiz Ergün, Mayor of Manisa Metropolitan, Mehmet Güzgülü, Club President, and Bora Çaylan continue in the same way. Such a structure is necessary to spread to Anatolia. Starting from August 9th last year, I came to the venue every day saying “go to the league” until the end of the league, and I wasn’t thinking about the opposite for the day. I will say “I will stay here” every day this year as well. We will continue to think about how it can be useful for basketball, how to spread basketball to Anatolia, and how we can return what we have gained from basketball.

• We have both good luck and bad luck in our infrastructure. After the pandemic, everything turned into individuality and everyone started individual coaching. You can collect serious players in a serious organization. The only hall we are in is infrastructure services. If people also help us, if they don’t immediately take the player out of your hands when you take them away, if you have respect here, why not? This place is logistically very powerful. We have everything, we have dormitories for infrastructure, we have training halls, but we also need parents and players who believe in us. Now that we’re in the Super League, I think his view will change. Our move on infrastructure will also increase.


• When things are going well, everything becomes like water. At the beginning of the season, our very important player was injured in the cup semifinals. As a result, their roles within the team have changed, giving players different tasks. We had to do two players and two additions and some ways. When I was saying that the squad was full, the other players broke and the number of players in the long rotation was not enough, but I managed to close it in the squad. After that, I achieved my goal by reaching a very difficult number of wins in this league. The budget is very close here. There is no gap like the Super League. Therefore, good organization is essential to catch this series in such leagues and took advantage of this.

• I have been here for 5 years. In the first year, we formed a team at the latest. We needed to set up a team on August 25th. I was in a lower league, but with my name still in the pool I formed a good team and was promoted to TBL. Next year, our first goal is to stay here. The following year, a serious economic crisis struck and the budget was further reduced, but we approached it from a different perspective and established the youngest team in the league. We were the best defense team.

• Last year, we formed a team for the first time in the playoffs. We kept it well throughout the year, but 17 people were enthusiastic about the remaining three games. If you win 2 out of 3 games, you will be in 2nd place, but the league will end in 9th place. I played against Samsung and fought well, but lost both games and ended the season. I thought this season was coming, and with the addition of experienced names I used to work with, like the Nihat brothers, I headed for the Super League. Last year we recruited local players who played well in this league, two experienced foreign players and, most importantly, the right players for our system.

• I also have the idea of ​​stretching my legs along the target quilt. After all, there are teams that play in the Super League for 30-40-50 years. It’s not realistic to say that Manisa will be in the playoffs in the first year. On the contrary, it creates negative pressure on everyone. But we strive to be permanent. I have another model in mind. Maybe we will go through the position with the Turkish player completely and try to prepare the player for the national team. Of course, this requires support from other circles. As for the players, we have such a project in mind. It is also Manisa’s goal to bring young players to the national team. We aim to remain a caring young team and stay in the league.