Utah Jazz announced today that the team has added Erdem Can to their coaching staff.
Can joins Jazz after having recently been assistant coach of Fenerbahce in the Turkish Premier League from 2012-21. Under the direction of legendary international coach Željko Obradović, Can helped the team win four Turkish League Championships, three Turkish Cups, five EuroLeague Finals, three EuroLeague Finals and one EuroLeague Championship . He has also assisted the Utah Jazz Summer League coaching staff five times in Salt Lake City and Las Vegas.
The Ankara, Turkey native comes to Utah with an extensive coaching and playing career. He started his playing career with the Sumerbank basketball team in Turkey from 1993 to 1996 and ended his career with the Mulkiyespor basketball team, also in Turkey (1996-98). He was also a coach in the Turkish first division with Turk Telekom (2008-10), Olin Edirne (2010-12), head coach of Olin Edirne for two seasons.
Can obtained an MA in Political Science and Public Administration from the Faculty of Political Science, Ankara University in 2003.