2017-18 Team Profile: Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul
Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul returns to the 7DAYS EuroCup after a season in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague. As a previous EuroCup champ, Galatasaray earned the right to play in the top competition, but it found a rough road full of obstacles that started with five straight losses. After that and a few player changes, Coach Ergin Ataman relied on a core of players led by captain Sinan Guler and Vladimir Micov to try to get the team back to its feet. Galatasaray certainly improved and started adding wins, but a four-game losing streak further damaged its chances and moved the team away from the playoff spots. However, Galatasaray collected some prestigious wins in the process at Olympiacos Piraeus and FC Barcelona Lassa and at home against Real Madrid before finishing 12th in the standings. Now, Galatasaray returns to the competition it won in 2016 for its first continental trophy ever. With rejuvenated spirits and new names in the roster, the team from Istanbul will try to recapture the title in a EuroCup that will be more competitive than ever.