Meet our administrative team and coaching staff who have significant experience in basketball at national and international level…

Neal Meyer

NBA EME Associate Vice President of Basketball Operations. Program Consultant
12 Nov. 1974, Arizona, USA

Neal Meyer begins his eighth year with the NBA Europe office as Associate Vice President of Basketball Operations EMEA after spending 16 years working for five NBA teams in numerous capacities. He currently manages all youth and elite basketball development programs and initiatives in the region.

Burçin Badem

5 Nov. 1971, İstanbul, Turkey

Former National Team Basketball Player, Active A License Basketball Coach, Basketball and Sports Event Manager, Sports Writer and Commentator… He has 25 years’ experience to manage sports organizations. Basketball, fitness, motorsports and sports tourism. During his off seasons as a professional basketball player, Burçin started to manage international sports organizations at the age of 20. He managed international basketball camps 0n 1999. He has got 20 years’ experience directing camps. Father of a Girl…

Naci Cansun

Executive Board Member – Camp Coordinator
22 Jun. 1971, İstanbul, Turkey

Naci Cansun started his career in sports in his family business over 30 years ago. In 1998, he founded Kamera Sports and became the Turkish office for the world’s largest sports agency IMG. He worked with almost all major clubs in Turkey including the National Football Team that won 3rd place in 2002 World Cup. NBA recruited him as the Country Director. In 2014, he was appointed to the London office of NBA as Associate Vice President of Turkey and Business Development. In November 2017, he left NBA and started his own business. During his time in NBA, he worked on Jr.NBA and NBA Academy projects, organizing many camps, schools and tournaments… He is married and father of a son and a daughter.

Hakan Yavuz

Executive Board Member Director of Camps
1 Jun. 1960, İstanbul, Turkey

He took part as an instructor in many coaching seminars organized by the TBF. He turned his face to basketball and took the initiative for many basketball players to sport and sustains academic life at the same time. He played a role in the emergence of star players. He is also the founding partner of our company. Married, a daughter and son…

Tim Shea

Executive Board Member
On-court Advisor
6 Mar. 1952, Brooklyn, New York, USA

A dedicated professional with 40 years of basketball related experience in both European and American markets and in a variety of sports organizations on both the Coaching/performance and business/managerial side. Married and he has a daughter and son… He speaks fluent Italian, Spanish, English and some German/Portuguese

Özer Özeler

Leadership Team Member Basketball Coach and Trainer

Performance Specialist and Trainer 12 Years Experienced. He graduated from Gazi University School of Physical Education and Sports in 2005. He has been playing basketball for many years in various categories, licensed underwater sports and diving. He also performed basketball coaching and infrastructure training in various age groups, fitness consulting for sports centers, swimming coaching, personal trainer and sports clubs, Basketball U20 National Men Team Conditioner. He has worked with many athletes from different branches. Ozer is the is the founder of the sporting performance and consulting company Personal Exercise. He is maried and the father of a girl…

Aziz Taştekin

Leadership Team Member Basketball Coach
9 Apr. 1980, İstanbul, Turkey

18 Years Experienced Basketball Coach and Teacher. Aziz Taştekin has been working in schools for 12 years as a teacher of Physical Education. He has been serving as Head of Department for the last 8 years and has been successful in organizing sports especially for students in primary and secondary education. He is known as a very good fundamental coach and helped many players grow up in Ankara. He has been active coach in many basketball camps held by White Shadow since 2007. Aziz is married and father of two sons.

Emrah Koyuncu

Personal Coach
28 Jul. 1986, İstanbul, Turkey

Zafer Çavuşoğlu

Basketball Coach
30 Aug. 1972, İstanbul, Turkey

İsmail Beleş

Leadership Team Member Basketball Coach
1961, Balıkesir, Turkey

Tahsin Tahmaz

Talent ID and Performans Measurement Director

30 Years Basketball Player and Coaching Experience. Former Basketball Player, He is team leader in Talent ID and Performance Measurement… Married with Funda Tahmaz and he has a daughter and a son…

Göksu Teksöz

Public Relations
1985, Lüleburgaz, Turkey


Greg Minor

Basketball Coach
18 Sep. 1971, Georgia, ABD

Greg Magado Minor is an American basketball coach and a former NBA basketball player who spent five seasons with the Boston Celtics.

Marko Milic

Basketball Coach
7 May 1977, Kranj, Slovenia

Milič is a native of Slovenia, and spent two seasons in the NBA with the Phoenix Suns. He was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1997 NBA draft, before being traded to the Phoenix Suns.

Francisco Elson

Basketball Coach
28 Feb 1976, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Elson was drafted in the second round of the 1999 NBA Draft from University Of California by the Denver Nuggets, but did not commence play with them until the 2003–04 campaign.

Olivier Goetgeluck

Basketball Coach

Olivier Goetgeluck has been working daily as a coach and teacher of athletes since 2011 at Elite Athletes, the company he co-founded with internationally known skills-coach Joerik Michiels.

Selçuk Ernak

Basketball Coach
25 Aug. 1970, İstanbul, Turkey