Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkoglu, the first Turkish-born player to play in the NBA, has been recruited to give advice on sports.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkoglu, known as “Hedo”, began his career with Turkish giant Efes Pilsen, now known as Anadolu Efes, in 1996 before moving to the NBA.

During 15 years in North America, he played for the Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs, Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors, Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Clippers.

He played for the Turkish national team, winning silver medals at the 2001 European Championship and the 2010 FIBA World Championship.

He became the chief executive officer of the Turkish Basketball Federation after retiring from professional basketball in November 2015. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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