Born May 26, 1979 Mehmet Okur played in the NBA mainly as a Centre/Forward during their playing career, season(s): 2003-2012. Mehmet Murat Okur is a Turkish retired professional basketball player. Listed at 6 ft 11 in, he played as a power forward and center. He was known for his three-point shooting and ability to space the floor. In his 7 seasons with the Utah Jazz, Mehmet Okur emerged as one of the premier shooting players in the NBA.