Šarūnas Jasikevičius

Jasikevičius bows to his family on becoming Kaunas honorary citizen: I am, who I am only thanks to it

Kaunas Žalgiris Head Coach, Šarūnas Jasikevičius has overcome many hurdles this season as a young coach. His team gave a stunning performance in the Euroleague regular season, which culminated in reaching the final four best teams in Europe! Then he topped it all off in the national tournament by snagging the 20th Žalgiris title (8th in a row) in Lithuanian league history. What a season! […]

Šarūnas Jasikevičius with the mayor of Kaunas

Žalgiris coach Jasikevičius becomes honorary citizen of Kaunas

Šarūnas Jasikevičius, chief coach of the Žalgiris Kaunas basketball club, was on Wednesday officially made an honorary citizen of Lithuania’s second-largest city. […]

BC Žalgiris celebrates playoff victory

BC Žalgiris Kaunas makes it to Euroleague Final Four

BC Žalgiris Kaunas has made it to the Euroleague Final Four for the first time since 1999. […]

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European Union

MEPs urge European Commission to help the European basketball community and evaluate the dispute between FIBA and Euroleague

Members of the five political groups of the European Parliament urge European Commission to help the European basketball community and evaluate the dispute between FIBA and Euroleague, regarding their overlapping schedules for Euroleage clubs´ sessions and FIBA´s qualification tournaments for the basketball World Cup 2018 and Tokyo Olympics, , MEP Antanas Guoga’s press office informed.. […]

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Kaunas revamp raises questions about local democracy

If 2015 was an eventful year for Kaunas as the city underwent an infrastructure revamp, it also raised issues about the political currents shaping the city. […]

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Žalgiris lost to Maccabi but still hopes to be in Euroleague Top 8

Maccabi Tel Aviv won yesterday at home against the Lithuanian champions Žalgiris in a close match 79:72. Jeremy Pargo paced Maccabi by 26 points while Artūras Milaknis with 19 points led Žalgiris. Žalgiris was always close to the Euroleague champs during the match, but it was not enough and the Lithuanians fell to 4-7 in the top 16 stage while for Maccabi the numbers are upside down: seven victories to four losses. […]

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Neptūnas Klaipėda is the new sensation of Euroleague

Most of the players in the Lithuanian basketball club Neptūnas have grown up in the city of Klaipėda, which has a little more than 150,000 inhabitants. The majority of them went to the same school, to the same grade and used to play in the same high school team. Years later, those kids who have become professional basketball players, are joining forces again. […]