Sarunas Jasikevicius Rumors

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Sarunas Jasikevicius
Sarunas Jasikevicius
Position: None
Born: 03/05/76
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:195 lbs. / 88.5 kg.
Songaila: Obviously the game against the U.S., you know, Jasikevičius hit some amazing shots; we played with a small lineup, playing high pick-and-roll with me playing as a five. Jasikevičius: Having Timmy [Duncan] there, as great as he was all through the years, he was, for European basketball, maybe not the ideal center for the pick and roll defense.
10 months ago via NBC
Sarunas Jasikevicius: I thought I could be a rather important piece of a team that was thinking big. Meanwhile, I continued to goof around, thinking I could get in shape once in the training camp. Instead… I got injured. How? In a crazy way. I love going to concerts, and Barcelona is unrivaled in Europe when it comes to live music. I went to see Madonna, Rihanna, 50 Cent, Julio Iglesias (old family passion), Bruce Springsteen… and then U2 came to town in August 2005. It was the birthday of the wife of my friend Darius Maskoliunas. We had a late lunch at the Port Olimpic and then we went to the concert together. I sang, I danced, and I jumped. That’s it… I jumped. And the next day, I could not even walk. I had to take the medical exam with the Pacers, and arriving in these conditions was certainly not a great start. I could not even do the treadmill, let alone running. Despite this, the Pacers’ medical staff surprised me.
Sarunas Jasikevičius, one of the most decorated players in European basketball history has formally announced his retirement. It feels like Saras has been a veteran for ages and that’s probably because he has been. At 38 he’s finally hanging up his kicks to work as an assistant coach with Zalgiris Kaunas, with whom he won the Lithuanian title this past season, in the LKL and Euroleague.
There was one — and only one — Dream Team. So that is the American view. But not everyone is American. As all knowledgable American basketball fans know, Lithuania is the country that has competed at a high level most consistently over the past six Olympics. Lithuania produced Arvydas Sabonis, Sarunas Marciulionis, Sarunas Jasikevicius, Linas Kleiza, Jonas Valenciunas, and Egle, among others. And now a film has been made about the 1992 Lithuanian national team, entitled “The Other Dream Team.”