Dusan Ivkovic: “We will focus more on the individual development of our young prospects...”

Defeating Akın Çorap Yeşilgiresun Belediye 89-74 at the 25th week match of Spor Toto Basketball League, Anadolu Efes coach Dusan Ivkovic stated his thoughts at the post-game press conference:

Today, Anadolu Efes was the better side today, and I believe we deserved the win. Akın Çorap Yeşilgiresun Belediye is a team that need to be respected. They have very athletic players. My team kept the first three quarters under control today, and we were ahead in each of these quarters. All 12 of our players got their chances on the court. Specifically in the final quarter, though, we were outscored by 10 points, with the score 15-25. However, as I mentioned, we had control of the first three quarters. Granger did not play today. I believe he will be ready in our next match. We have little time left to the playoffs at the Spor Toto Basketball League. During this time, we will focus more on the individual development of our young prospects. We are working so that they can contribute more to the team during the playoffs. Therefore, we allocated more minutes to our young talents. Playoffs in the Turkish League will be tough. Due to Olympic preliminaries, we will probably play matches every two or three days. Therefore, our lads have to be ready...”

Anadolu Efes’s young talent Oğulcan Baykan also stated his thoughts: “First of all, I would like to congratulate the away team. They fought very well. It was a fast-paced match with lots of transitions. We won the match by dominating the tempo, and by reflecting our pre-match training onto the court, both in terms of defense and offense. I would like to congratulate my teammates.”


  • Dusan Ivkovic
  • Spor Toto Basketball Super League
  • Akın Çorap Yeşilgiresun Belediye