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Zydrunas Ilgauskas
Arturas Karnishovas
Arvydas Sabonis
Sarunas Jasikevicius
Sarunas Marciulionis

Hall of Fame - Coaches
Modestas Paulauskas
Valdemaras Chomicius
Rimas Kurtinaitis
Sergejus Jovaisa




Zydrunas Ilgauskas Basketball Career

Zydrunas Ilgauskas basketball
Zydrunas Ilgauskas (Photo: Basket News)
Born: June 5, 1975
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Outlook:
VERY MOBILE BIG MAN WHO CAN DOMINATE UNDER BOTH BASKETS. GOOD HANDS AND SOFT TOUCH MAKE HIM AN EFFECTIVE SCORER WHILE HIS SIZE AND TIMING MAKE HIM A MONSTER DEFENSIVELY.
A little too skinny to challenge more athletic centers. However when is close to the basket, all balls above the rim are his. "Smart' play close to the basket. Wide range of low-post moves. Despite very skinny structure it's hard to push him out when he takes the position.
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Career:
1993-1994: Atletas Kaunas
1994-1995: Atletas Kaunas: 20.3ppg, 12.8rpg, 2.8bpg
1995-1996: Atletas Kaunas, foot surgery (in the U.S.), missed almost the full season, played only in last 2 final games of play-offs, where Atletas lost to Zalgiris Kaunas in the finals
1996-1997: Atletas Kaunas
1997-1998: Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA,1rd(20), starting five)
1998 - named Atletas Kaunas president
1998-1999: NBA lockout, Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA, starting five): did not return to the court after suffering a broken bone in his foot five games into the season
1999 - signed 6-years contract for $70,880,000 at Cleveland (NBA)
1999-2000: Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA, starting five): 5 games: 15.2ppg, 8.8rpg, out of the season because of surgery
2000-2001: Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA, starting five): 24 games: 11.7ppg, 6.7rpg: injured for most of the season
2001-2002: $11,250,000: Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA, starting five): at the beginning of season had to undergo another surgery on his foot: 11.1ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.1apg
2002-2003: $12,375,000: Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA, starting five): 81games: 17.2ppg, 7.5rpg, 1.6apg, 1.9bpg
2003-2004: $13,450,000: Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA, starting five): 81games: 15.3 ppg, 8.1rpg, 1.3apg, 2.5bpg
2004-2005: $14,625,000: Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA, starting five): 78 games: 16.9ppg, 8.6rpg, 1.3apg, 2.1bpg, FGP: 46.8%, 3Pts: 28.6%
2005: In july re-signed with Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA) a 5-year contract
2005-2006: $9,200,000: Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA, starting five): Regular Season: 78 games: 15.6ppg, 7.6rpg, 1.2apg, 1.7bpg, FGP: 50.6%, FT: 83.4%; Play-Offs: 13 games: 10.4ppg, 6.3rpg, 2.1bpg, FGP: 45.4%, FT: 75%
2006-2007: $9,442,697: Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA, starting five): Regular Season: 78 games: 11.9ppg, 7.7rpg, 1.6apg, 1.3bpg, FGP: 48.5%, FT: 80.7%; Play-Offs: 20 games: 12.6ppg, 9.7rpg, FGP: 49.2%, FT: 83.8%
2007-2008: $10,142,156: Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA, starting five): Regular Season: 73 games: 14.1ppg, 9.3rpg, 1.4apg, 1.6bpg, FGP: 47.4%, FT: 80.2%; Play-Offs: 13 games: 13.1ppg, 7.5rpg, 1.6apg, 1.1bpg, FGP: 47.9%, FT: 81.8%;
2008-2009: $10,841,615: Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA, starting five), injured in Jan.'09 and was off for one month: 76 games: 12.6ppg, 7.6rpg, 1.1apg, 1.3bpg, FGP: 46.7%, 3PT: 32.7%, FT: 77.8%
2009-2010: $11,541,074: Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA); in Feb.'10 traded to Washington Wizards (NBA): DNP and came back to Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA): 71 games: 6.8ppg, 5.0rpg, FGP: 43.9%, 3PT: 47.8%, FT: 74.0%
2010-2011: $1,352,181: Miami Heat (NBA): 81 games: 4.8ppg, 3.9rpg, 2FGP: 50.6%, FT: 76.9%
2011: Retired

For more info please check his profile in the Coaches DB.
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Awards/Achievements:
Lithuanian U18 National Team -94
LItalian National Team -94
Lithuanian U22 National Team -96
European Championships U22 Champion -96
NBA All-Rookie Game -98(MVP)
NBA All-Star Game -03, 05
Eurobasket.com All-Europeans 2nd Team 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007
NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals -06, 08, 10
Eurobasket.com All-Europeans Honorable Mention 2006, 2008
NBA Eastern Conference Champion -07
NBA Finalist -07, 11
NBA Central Division Champion -09, 10
NBA Eastern Conference Finals -09
NBA Southeast Division Champion -11




Arturas Karnishovas Basketball Career

Arturas Karnishovas basketball
Arturas Karnishovas (Photo: Euroleague)
Born: April 27, 1971
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Outlook:
The top European scorer at the forward position. Very nice touch. Can score from various parameter. Very versatile. Can play at many positions. Can rebound, despite not having a 'rock' body. Great experience. Can also dribble and pass when needed. Very quick.
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Awards/Achievements:
1989-1990: Statyba Vilnius
1991-1992: Seton Hall (NCAA)
1992-1993: Seton Hall (NCAA)
1993-1994: Seton Hall (NCAA): 18.3ppg, 6.8rpg
1994 Rocky Mountain Revue (Portland Trail Blazers)
1994 Doral Arrowwood Summer League (Milwaukee Bucks)
1994-1995: Cholet (France-ProA)
1995-1996: FC Barcelona (Spain): Score-5(21)
1996-1997: FC Barcelona (Spain): 16.4ppg, 5.2rpg
1997-1998: Olympiacos Pireus (Greece): 17.6ppg, 5.5rpg
1998-1999: Teamsystem Bologna (Italy-A1): 14.8ppg, 4.3rpg, in Nov.'98 ankle injury
1999-2000: Paf Bologna (Italy-A1): 17.3ppg, 4.4rpg1.1apg
2000: in June underwent an artroscopical surgery on the left knee
2000-2001: FC Barcelona (Spain): 13.6ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.3apf; Euroleague: 13ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.3apg
2001-2002: FC Barcelona (Spain): Euroleague stats: 20 games: 10.3ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.4apg, 1.4bpg; ACB Regular Season stats: 32 games: 10ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.1apg
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Awards/Achievements:
BEC 2nd Team -94
Lithuanian National Team -92-00
Olympic Games -92(3),96
European Championships -95(2),97,99
Goodwill Games -98(3)
Euro All-Stars -95(7)
Euro Player of the Year -96
EuroClub Finalist -96
World Championships -1998: Score-2(17.1)
All-Italian 1st Team -99
Euroleague FinaFour -99
Euro All-Star Game -Berlin '98
Euro All-Star Game - Moscow'99
All-Lithuania 2nd Player in 1999
Italian SerieA Champion -00
Italian A1 All-Imports 2nd Team -00
Spanish ACB All-Star Game -01,02
Spanish Copa del Rey Winner -01
All-Spanish Cup (Copa del Rey) Team –01
Spanish ACB All-Bosman Team -01
Spanish All-ACB 3rd Team -01
Spanish ACB Champion -01
Spanish Cup (Cope del Rey) Finalist -02
Spanish ACB Semifinals -02
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2004-2005: Manager, NBA Basketball Operations International


Arvydas Sabonis Basketball Career

Arvydas Sabonis basketball
player Arvydas Sabonis
Arvydas Sabonis (Photo: Basket News)
Born: Dec.19, 1964 in Kaunas, Lithuania
Personal: Voted the best basketball player in the country's history by the Lithuanian Basketball Federation in 1992 ... Earned a gold medal in the 1988 Olympics on the Soviet team and a bronze medal at the 1992 Olympics on the first ever Lithuanian team.
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Outlook:
For Lithuanians Sabonis is much more than Jordan for Americans. Not because he is a great athlete but because he is a great man too. Arvidas can do everything well: create the situation and finish it. Can any other center shot the "3" points ? Or make so effective smart assists, often blind ? And start fast break or finish it? He motivates his partners much more. Very harmonic person – the delightful physical abilities, the tremendous skills, banner mental and psychological features, great charm. Sabonis has organized and supports his own basketball school in Kaunas, Lithuania, helping a lot of kids and inspiring thousand of another ones.
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Career:
1980-1981: Zalgiris Kaunas
1981-1982: Zalgiris Kaunas
1982-1983: Zalgiris Kaunas
1983-1984: Zalgiris Kaunas
1984-1985: Zalgiris Kaunas
1985-1986: Zalgiris Kaunas
1986-1987: Zalgiris Kaunas
1987-1988: surgery in the States, did not play
1988-1989: Zalgiris Kaunas: many injuries
1985: drafted by Atlanta Hawks (NBA,4rd(77))
1986: drafted by Portland Trail Blazers (NBA,1rd(24))
1989-1990: Forum Valladolid (Spain): Reb-1, Block-1(3.5)
1990-1991: Forum Valladolid (Spain)
1991-1992: Forum Valladolid (Spain): Reb-2
1992 - signed $35 million contract with Real Madrid (Spain)
1992-1993: Real Madrid (Spain, starting five): 1.3mln$ 92 -3-years contract, Block-3, Reb-2
1993-1994: Real Madrid (Spain, starting five): Reb-1(11.3)
1994-1995: Real Madrid (Spain, starting five): 1,1 mln$, 22.9ppg, 13.2rpg, 2.4apg
1995: 3-year contract with Portland Trail Blazers ($12mln)
1995-1996: Portland Trail Blazers (NBA): 14.5ppg, 8.1rpg, 1.1bpg, 1.8apg
1996-1997: Portland Trail Blazers (NBA): $2.64mln: 13.4ppg, 7.9rpg, 1.2bpg, 2.1apg
1997-1998: Portland Trail Blazers (NBA): 16pgp, 10rpg, 1.1bpg, 3apg
1998-1999: in Jan.'99 signed with Zalgiris Kaunas (NBA), but did not play a single game, because the NBA strike did not allow him for that Jan.'99 signed 3-years contract with Portland Trail Blazers (NBA) worth $30.375mln: 12.1ppg, 7.9rpg, 1.3bpg, 2.4apg
1999-2000: Portland Trail Blazers (NBA): $9 million: 11.8ppg, 7.8rpg, 1.2bpg, 1.8apg, in March '00 got injured and did not play till middle of April
2000 -in June underwent a surgery to remove the bone spurs from his right ankle
2000-2001: Portland Trail Blazers (NBA): $10.125 000: 10.1ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.5apg, 1bpg
2001-2002: Zalgiris Kaunas (1T): had to be sidelined at the beginning of season due to broken fingers
2002 - negotiated with Unicaja Malaga (Spain-ACB)
2002-2003: $6,850,000: Portland Trail Blazers (NBA): Regular Season: 78 games: 6.1ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.8apg
2003-2004: B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (LKL): Euroleague: 18 games: 16.6ppg, 10.7rpg, 2.3apg, 1.6bpg; LKL: 21games: 12.3ppg, 9.0rpg, 2.4apg
2004-2005: Zalgiris Kaunas (LKL): got injured in Oct.'04 (knee) and was sidelined for th erest of season
2005: finished his career
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Awards/Achievements:
Euro All Stars -84(1), 85(1), 88(1), 89, 92(3), 93, 94(2)
EURO Player of the Year -93,95
EuroClubChampion -95
Lithuanian National Team -92, 95-96, 98-00
Soviet Union National Team -81-89
World Championships U18 -83(2)
Olympic Games -88(1),92(3),96
World Championships -82(1),86(2)
European Championships -83(3),85(1),89(3),95(2),99
World University Games -85(1)
Soviet Union U18 National Team -81
European Championships U18ior Champion -81
Soviet Union League Champion -85-87
Soviet Union League Finalist -83,84
Spanish ACB Champion -93,94,95
Spanish Cup -93
Spanish ACB All-Stars -91(1),92(1)
Lithuanian Athlete of the Year -95, 99
NBA Rookie All-Stars -96
Eurobasket.com All-Europe Center of the Year 2003, 2004
Eurobasket.com All-Europe 1st Team 2003, 2004
Eurobasket.com All-Europeans 2nd Team 2003, 2004
Lithuanian LKL All-Stars Game -04
All-Euroleague 1st Team -04
Lithuanian League Regular Season Champion -04
Lithuanian League Champion -04
Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Player of the Year -04
Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Center of the Year -04
Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Newcomer of the Year -04
Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Domestic Player of the Year -04
Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL 1st Team -04
Best European Player of 03-04 Season (by Basket News)




Sarunas Jasikevicius Basketball Career

Sarunas Jasikevicius basketball
Sarunas Jasikevicius action
player Sarunas Jasikevicius
Sarunas Jasikevicius (Photo: Euroleague)
Born: March 5, 1976 in Kaunas (Lithuania)
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Outlook:
Real team player. Very good point guard, but can get lots of points when it's needed. He's never losing his confidence. Good decision-maker and ballhandler.
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Career:
1994-1995: Maryland (NCAA): 3.1ppg
1995-1996: Maryland (NCAA): 3.9ppg
1996-1997: Maryland (NCAA): 10.6ppg, 3.2apg, 2.5rpg
1997-1998: Maryland (NCAA): 12.6ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.6apg
1998: Portsmouth Invitational Tournament
1998-1999: Lietuvos rytas (1T)
1999 -signed 2-seasons contract with Union Olimpija Ljubljana
1999-2000: Union Olimpija Ljubljana (SLO, starting five): 9.7ppg, 1.7rpg, 3.2apg,
Euroleague: Assists-2(4.9)
2000-2001: FC Barcelona (Spain): 15.6ppg, 2.1rpg, Assists-2(5); Euroleague: 13.8ppg, 2.8rpg, Assists-3(5.8): got injured in Feb.'01 and was replaced for 2 months by Michael Hawkins
2001 -re-signed with F.C. Barcelona (Spain-ACB) for another 2 seasons
2001-2002: F.C. Barcelona (Spain-ACB): got injured in Feb.'02 and did not play for 2 weeks: Euroleague stats: 18 games: 11.6ppg, 2.1rpg, 3.4apg, 0.9bpg; ACB Regular Season stats: 30 games: 14.9ppg, 2.6rpg, 4.4apg, 1.3spg
2002-2003: FC Barcelona (Spain-ACB): Euroleague: 21games: 13.4ppg, 1.8rpg, 3.2apg; Spanish ACB League: 34 games: 11.8ppg, 1.2rpg, 3.3apg
2003-2004: Maccabi Elite Tel-Aviv (Israel-Premier L.): Euroleague: 21games: 15.9ppg, 1.6rpg, 4.7apg; Israeli Premier League: 21games: 12.1ppg, 1.7rpg, 5.2apg, 1.1spg
2004-2005: Maccabi Elite Tel-Aviv (Israel-Premier L.): Euroleague: 24games: 15.6ppg, 2.6rpg, 5.3apg, FGP: 47.6%, 3Pts: 39.8%; Israeli Premier League: 17 games: 12.4ppg, 2.1rpg, Assists-4(5.0apg), 2FGP: 55.6%, 3FGP: 51.2%
2005-2006: $4,000,000: Indiana Pacers (NBA): Regular Season: 75 games: 7.3ppg, 2.0rpg, 3.0apg, FGP: 39.6%, 3PT: 36.4%, FT: 91%; Play-Offs: 6 games: 2.8ppg
2006-2007: $4,000,000: Indiana Pacers (NBA), in Jan.'07 traded to Golden State Warriors (NBA): Regular Season: 26 games: 4.3ppg, 2.3apg; Play-Offs: 4 games: 0.3ppg
2007-2008: Golden State Warriors (NBA), in Sep.'07 moved to Panathinaikos Athens (Greece-A1): Greek League Regular Season: 25 games: 10.8ppg, 1.6rpg, Assists-3(3.5apg), 2FGP: 56.0%, 3PT-2(49.0%), FT: 79.0%; Euroleague: 20 games: 13.2ppg, 1.6rpg, Assists-3(2.9apg, FGP: 54.3%, 3PT: 40.8%, FT-1(93.8%); Greek Play-Offs: 10 games: 11.9ppg, 1.3rpg, 3.1apg, 2FGP: 51.0%, 3PT: 34.0%, FT: 95.0%
2008-2009: €3,500,000: Panathinaikos Athens (Greece-A1): Euroleague: 18 games: 9.4ppg, 1.4rpg, 3.0apg, FGP: 48.5%, 3PT: 38.7%, FT: 86.8%; Greek League: 29 games: 11.4ppg, 1.5rpg, 2.7apg, FGP: 55.0%, 3PT-2(53.1%), FT: 86.6%
2009, in June extended the contract with Panathinaikos Athens for 2 more seasons
2009-2010: Panathinaikos Athens (Greece-A1): Euroleague: 6 games: 5.2ppg, 1.3rpg, 2.5apg, FGP: 57.1%, FT: 70.0%; Greek League: 24 games: 8.0ppg, 2.5apg, FGP: 66.7%, 3PT-1(52.7%), FT: 75.9%
2010-2011: in Nov.'10 signed at Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (Lithuania-LKL): Lithuanian League: 4 games: 10.3ppg, 1.5rpg, 3.8apg, 1.0spg; Euroleague: 6 games: 7.3ppg, 1.3rpg, 4.3apg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 37.5%, FT: 90.9%; VTB League: 2 games: 8.5ppg, 2.5rpg, 3.0apg, in Dec.'10 moved to Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul (Turkey-TBL, starting five): Turkish League: 26 games: 8.3ppg, 1.0rpg, 2.6apg, FGP: 49.5%, 3PT: 49.0%, FT: 90.2%; Euroleague: 6 games: 4.8ppg, 1.0rpg, 1.5apg
2011-2012: Panathinaikos Athens (Greece-A1, starting five): Euroleague: 21 games: 7.2ppg, 1.3rpg, 2.5apg, FGP: 58.2%, 3PT: 38.5%, FT: 87.5%; Greek League: 35 games: 8.2ppg, 3.1apg, FGP: 55.0%, 3PT: 46.2%, FT: 81.5%
2012-2013: Regal FC Barcelona (Spain-ACB)
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Awards/Achievements:
Lithuanian U18 National Team -93-96
Lithuanian National Team -97-04, 07-08-12
European Championships -97, 99, 01, 03(Champion)
Goodwill Games -98(3)
Lithuanian League Finalist -99
Lithuanian League 3rd Best Player -99
Slovenian All-Star Game -00
Slovenian Cup Winner -00(MVP)
Eurobasket.com Slovenian All-Import 1st Team -00
Olympic Games -00(Sydney): Assists-3(5.1), 14ppg; 04(Athens)
Spanish ACB All-Star Game -01,03
Spanish Cup (Copa del Rey) Winner -01
Eurobasket.com Spanish ACB All-Bosman Team -01
Eurobasket.com Spanish All-ACB 2nd Team -01
Spanish ACB Champion -01
Spanish Cup (Cope del Rey) Finalist -02
Spanish ACB Semifinals -02
Spanish ACB Champion -03
Eurobasket.com All-Europe 1st Team 2003, 2004, 2005
Eurobasket.com All-Europe Point Guard of the Year 2003, 2004, 2005
Euroleague Champion -03, 04, 05, 09
Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague 1st Team -04, 05
Israeli Premier League Regular Season Champion -04, 05
Israeli Premier League Champion -04, 05
2nd Best European Player of 03-04 Season (by Basket News)
Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Newcomer of the Year -04
Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Bosman Player of the Year -04, 05
Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League 1st Team -04, 05
Eurobasket.com Israeli League All-Imports Team -04
Eurobasket.com Israeli League All-Newcomers Team -04
Eurobasket.com Israeli League All-Bosmans Team -04, 05
Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague European Player of the Year -04, 05
Eurobasket.com All-Europeans 1st Team 2004, 2005
Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Player of the Year -05
Eurobasket.com All-Europe Player of the Year 2005
NBA All-Star Game All-Rookies Team -06
Eurobasket.com All-Europeans Honorable Mention 2006, 2007
NBA Western Conference Semifinals -07
European Championships in Spain -07 (Bronze): 9 games: 10.4ppg, 3.3rpg, Assists-1(5.6apg), 2FGP: 41.2%, 3FGP: 40.0%, FT: 80%
Eurobasket.com All-European Championships 3rd Team -07
Greek League All-Star Game -08, 09
Greek Cup Winner -08, 09, 12 (MVP)
Greek League Regular Season Champion -08, 10
Greek League Champion -08, 09, 10
Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Player of the Year -08
Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Guard of the Year -08
Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Bosman Player of the Year -08
Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League 1st Team -08
Eurobasket.com Greek A1 League All-Bosmans Team -08
Olympic Games in Beijing (China) -08 (Semifinals): 7 games: 13.6ppg, 2.4rpg, Assists-1(5.6apg), 1.3spg, FGP: 57.1%, 3PT: 44.4%, FT: 95.0%
Greek League Regular Season Runner-Up -09, 12
Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League 2nd Team -09
Eurobasket.com Greek A1 League All-Bosmans Team -09, 12
Greek Cup Finalist -10

Turkish Cup Winner -11
Turkish League Champion -11
Turkish League Regular Season Champion -11
European Championships in Lithuania -11: 11 games: 9.5ppg, 2.0rpg, 4.6apg, FGP: 61.1%, 3PT: 42.9%, FT: 91.7%
Greek League Finalist -12
Olympic Games Additional Qualifying Round in Caracas (Venezuela) -12: 4 games: 10.8ppg, 1.5rpg, 4.5apg, FGP: 65.0%, 3PT: 57.1%
Olympic Games in London (United Kingdon) -12: 6 games: 6.8ppg, 1.2rpg, Assists-5(5.3apg), FGP: 32.0%, 3PT-3(58.3%)


Sarunas Marciulionis Basketball Career

Sarunas Marciulionis basketball
player Sarunas Marciulionis
Sarunas Marciulionis (Photo: BasketNews)
Born: June 13, 1964
The first Lithuanian, who made it to the NBA
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Career:
Drafted: 1987, 6th Round, 127th pick by the Golden State Warriors
1989-94 Golden State Warriors
1994-95 Seattle Supersonics
1995-96 Sacramento Kings
1996-97 Denver Nuggets
FACTS: Lithuanian guard was deadeye jump-shooter and capable of ferocious drives to the basket, 1988 Olympic Games Gold Medal Champion in Seoul with Arvydas Sabonis. Career hampered by injury; was on brink of making real impression on league before getting hurt. Developed three-point shot late in career. Averaged 18.9 ppg off the bench for the Warriors in 1991-92. Has a chain of hotels, called the Hotel Sarunas Vilnius. Sarunas is Founder of the Basketball Funds in Lithuania and the USA. Since May,1992 Sarunas has been Owner of SARUNAS Hotel and on September 1st, 1992 Sarunas founded a private Basketball School. In 1993 Sarunas Marciulionis founded Lithuanian Basketball League and became its president. In April, 1998 Sarunas became Extraordinary and Minister Pleni Potenciary of Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in the USA.In 1999 Sarunas founded North European Basketball League NEBL and became its Commissioner, 1981 USSR XVI youth sport festival winner. His daughter Kriste was born in 1987 and his son Augustas was born in 2002. In 1992 Sarunas played for the Lithuanian National Team in the Qualifying Tournament for the Olympic Games in Barcelona. In 1995 – at the European Championship, in 1996 Sarunas played in the Olympics in Atlanta.
1982 USSR III youth games winner.
1982 Europe youth champion.
1983 World youth champion.
1985 Universiade champion in Kobe.
1987 Europe vice champions All Stars team member.
1987 First among the best Lithuanian and USSR basketball players, second in Europe.
1988 Olympic Games Gold Medal Champion in Seoul.
1987, 1989, 1990, 1991 Best and most popular sportsman in Lithuania.
1991,1992 ”Best NBA sixth man” second place.
1992 Most Valuable player in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament.
1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. Ranked among the leaders in points, leading Lithuania to the bronze medals.
1995 European vice champion in Athens. Most Valuable Player of the tournament.
1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. Bronze medal winner.
2002 NBA ALL STAR WEEKEND threesome competition winner.




Modestas Paulauskas Basketball Career

Modestas Paulauskas basketball
Modestas Paulauskas (Photo: Eurobasket.LT)
Born: 1945
Player:
One of the most famous Lithuanian players
Zalgiris Kaunas
USSR National Team -65-74
European Championships -65 (Gold), 67 (Gold), 69 (Gold), 71 (Gold)
Olympic Games - 68 (Bronze), 72 (Gold)
World Championships -70 (Bronze), 74 (Gold)
Head Coach:
1997-1998: Statyba Vilnius
2011-2012: Zanavykas Sakiu (Lithuania-RKL)
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Awards/Achievements:
Lithuanian RKL Semifinals -12


Valdemaras Chomicius Basketball Career

Valdemaras Chomicius basketball
player Valdemaras Chomicius
Valdemaras Chomicius
Born: May 4, 1959
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Player: 192-G
1984-1989: Zalgiris Kaunas (1T)
1989-1990: Forum Valladolid (Spain)
1990-1991: Aprimatic Bologna (Italy)
1991-1992: CAI Zaragoza (Spain) - Castors Braine (Belgium)
1992-1993: Charleroi (Belgium)
1993-1994: Castors Braine (Belgium)
1994-1995: Marbella (Spain-LEB)
1995-1996: started in Torremolinos (SPA) but was injured and quit the team then moved back to Lithuania signing with Mazelkiai (LTU2)
1997-1997: joined Plunge during the season: 13ppg
1998-1999: Marijampole (1T)
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Achievements:
Soviet Union National Team -79-89
Lithuanian National Team -92-95
World Championships -82(1),86
Olympic Games -88(1),92(3)
European Championships -79,81,83(1),85(1),87(2),89(3),95(2)
Soviet Union Champion -85-87
Lithuanian League All-Star Game MVP -99
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Head Coach:
1997-1998: Mazeikiai, left at the beginning of 98 year.
1998-1999: Marijampole
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Coach Assistant:
1999-2000: Ural-Great Perm (Russia)
2000-2001: Ural-Great Perm (Russia)
2001-2002: Ural-Great Perm (Russia)
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Head Coach:
2003-2004: Dynamo Moscow (Russia-A Superleague): fired in Nov.'03
2004-2005: Ural Great Perm
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Coach Assistant:
2005-2006: Unics Kazan (Russia-A Superleague)
2006-2007: Unics Kazan (Russia-A Superleague)
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Head Coach:
2007-2008: started as a Coach Assistant at Unics Kazan (Russia-A Superleague), in Dec.'07 hired as a Head Coach at Uniks-2 Kazan (Russia-Higher League)
2008-2009: Uniks Kazan U23 (Russia-U-23 Youth League)
2009-2010: Unics Kazan (Russia-A Superleague)
2010-2011: Triumph Lyubertsy (Russia-PBL)
2011-2012: Triumph Lyubertsy (Russia-PBL), in March'11 moved to Dnipro Dnepropetrovsk (Ukraine-Superleague)
2012-2013: Dnipro Dnepropetrovsk (Ukraine-Superleague)
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Awards/Achievements:
Coach Assistant: Lithuanian National Team -00-04
Olympic Games -00(Sydney), 04(Athens)
Russian League Finalist -00
NEBL Champion -01
Russian League Champion -01
NEBL Finalist -02
Head Coach: Lithuanian National Team -05
Russian A Superleague Semifinals -06, 10
Russian Cup Semifinals -06
ULEB Cup Semifinals -07
Russian Cup Finalist -07, 10
Russian A Superleague Regular Season Runner-Up -07
Russian A Superleague Finalist -07
Russian U23 League Champion -09
Coach Assistant: Lithuanian National Team -10, 12
VTB United League Finalist -10
VTB United League Regular Season Group A Champion -10
Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Coach of the Year -10
European Championships in Lithuania -11
Olympic Games Additional Qualifying Round in Caracas (Venezuela) -12
Olympic Games in London (United Kingdon) -12


Rimas Kurtinaitis Basketball Career

Rimas Kurtinaitis basketball
Rimas Kurtinaitis
Born: May 16, 1960
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Player: 196-G
1982-1983: CSKA Moscow
1983-1989: Zalgiris Kaunas
1989-1992: Hagen (Germany): 150.000$
1992-1993: Zalgiris Kaunas K. - Huesca (Spain) - Townsville Suns (Australia)
1993-1995: Real Madrid (Spain)
1995-1996: Zalgiris Kaunas (1T)
1996-1997: started the season with Chalons (France-ProA) but then was waived and signed by Angers (France-ProB)
1997-1998: Atletas Kaunas, joined the team at the beginning of season
1998-1999: Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius, left team in Dec.'98
2001-2002: BC Kiev: NEBL stats: 8games: 5.6ppg, 7reb, 1ast
2002-2003: Gala BC Baku (Azerbaijan-D1): player and coach
2003-2004: Gala BC Baku (Azerbaijan-D1): player and coach
2004-2005: Gala BC Baku (Azerbaijan-D1): FIBA Europe Cup: 3 games: 4.0ppg, 0reb, 0ast: player and coach
2005-2006: Gala BC Baku (Azerbaijan-D1): player and coach
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Achievements:
EuroClubChampion -95
European Championships -85(1), 87(2), 89(3), 95(2)
World Championships -82(1), 86(2)
Olympic Games -88(1), 92(3), 96
Lithuanian National Team -91, 92, 95-96
Score91-2
Soviet Union National Team -82-89
Soviet Union Champion -85-87
Spanish ACB Champion -94,95
NBA AllStars "3" Competition -89
LIT All-Star Game -96(MVP)
LIT 1st Team -96(MVP)
1993: AUS: 24.6ppg
1996: Score-3
97 - named Lithuanian Ministry of Sport
Lithuanian League Finalist -98
Lithuanian U20 National Team -04
European Championships U20 in Brno -04
Azerbaijan League Champion -04, 05, 06
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Head Coach:
2002-2003: Gala BC Baku (Azerbaijan-D1): player and coach
2003-2004: Gala BC Baku (Azerbaijan-D1): player and coach
2004-2005: Gala BC Baku (Azerbaijan-D1): player and coach
2005-2006: Gala BC Baku (Azerbaijan-D1): player and coach
2006-2007: Ural Great Perm (Russia-A Superleague), left in Jan.'07, then was hired by Sakalai Vilnius (LKL)
2007-2008: Sakalai Vilnius (LKL), in Dec.'07 hired at ASCO Slask Wroclaw (Poland-DBE)
2008-2009: ASCO Slask Wroclaw (Poland-DBE): in Oct.'08 team withdrew due to financial reason
2008-2009: Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (LKL)
2009-2010: Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (LKL), left in May.'10
2010-2011: VEF Riga (Latvia-LBL), in March'11 hired by BC Khimky Moscow Region (Russia-PBL)
2011-2012: BC Khimky Moscow Region (Russia-PBL)
2012-2013: BC Khimky Moscow Region (Russia-PBL)
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Awards/Achievements:
Head Coach: Azarbaijan National Team -02-06
Azerbaijan League Champion -03, 04, 05, 06
Azerbaijan League All-Star Game -04
Head Coach: European Championships U20 in Moscow -05 (Silver)
Head Coach: Lithuanian U20 National Team -06
Coach Assistant: Lithuanian National Team -07-08
European Championships in Spain -07
Polish Cup Finalist -08
Polish League Semifinals -08
Olympic Games in Beijing (China) -08 (Semifinals)
Eurocup Winner -09
Eurobasket.com All-Eurocup Co-Coach of the Year -09
Lithuanian League Regular Season Runner-Up -09
Lithuanian League Champion -09, 10
Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Coach of the Year -09
Lithuanian Cup Winner -10
Baltic League Regular Season Runner-Up -10
Baltic League Finalist -10
Lithuanian League All-Star Game -10
Lithuanian League Regular Season Champion -10
VTB United League Champion -11
Russian PBL Finalist -11, 12
Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Coach of the Year -12
Eurocup Champion -12
VTB United League Quarterfinals -12
Russian PBL Regular Season Runner-Up -12


Sergejus Jovaisa Basketball Career

Player: 199-F
One of the most famous Lithuanian players
Career:
Zalgiris Kaunas
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Awards/Achievements:
USSR National Team -80-82
Olympic Games -80 (Bronze), 92 (Bronze)
European Championships -81 (Champion)
World Championships -82 (Champion)
European Cup Finalist -86
Lithuanian National Team -92
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Head Coach:
2003-2004: Buratina Kaunas (LKAL)
2004-2005: Puntukas-Jarimpeksas Anyksciai (LKAL)
2005-2006: Delikatesas Joniskis (NKL)
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