Hedo Türkoğlu is an executive and a former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. While in the NBA, he played for teams like the Sacramento Kings, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, and Los Angeles Clippers. He has also played for the Turkish Men’s Basketball Team.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Hidayet “Hedo” Türkoğlu was born on March 19, 1979, in Istanbul, Turkey. He stands 208 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 100 kg. He shot right-handed and he was a small forward.

He is Muslim and he is married and they have two kids together.

Position Small Forward
Height / weight 2.08 m / 100 kg
Born 19 Mar 1979
Nationality Turkey Turkey
Playing Style Right Handed
Team History
231 los angeles clippers LA Clippers 2014 - 2015
215 orlando magic Orlando 2010 - 2014
206 toronto raptors Toronto 2009 - 2010
232 phoenix suns Phoenix 2010
215 orlando magic Orlando 2004 - 2009
222 san antonio spurs San Antonio 2003 - 2004
233 sacramento kings Sacramento 2000 - 2003
Efes Pilsen 1996 - 2000

Professional Career

He started playing professionally in 1996 for the Turkish League the Efes Pilsen. In 2000, he joined the NBA when he was drafted in the 1st round, chosen 16th overall by the Sacramento Kings.

In 2003, he left the Kings and he joined the San Antonio Spurs. From 2004 to 2009, he played for the Orlando Magic. In 2008, he was named the NBA’s Most Improved Player. From 2009 to 2010, he played for the Toronto Raptors, and in 2010, he played for the Phoenix Suns.

From 2010 to 2014, he played for the Orland Magic then from 2014 to 2015, he was with the Los Angeles Clippers.

After he retired, he started working as the CEO of the Turkish Basketball Federation Harun Erdenay.

Career Highlights and Awards

  • 2008 - NBA Most Improved Player
  • 2001 - NBA All-Rookie Second Team
  • 1997 - Turkish League champion
  • 1997, 1998 - Turkish Cup champion
  • 1998, 2000 - Turkish Presidential Cup champion
  • 2000 - Turkish Basketball League Best Forward of the Year

Career NBA Statistics

  • Points - 11,022 (11.1 ppg)
  • Rebounds - 3,971 (4.0 rpg)
  • Assists - 2,832 (2.8 apg)

Medal Record

  • 2001 - Eurobasket Turkey, Men’s Basketball, Silver
  • 2010 - FIBA World Cup Turkey, Men’s Basketball, Silver

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