Donatas Urbonas: Jonas Valanciunas & Domantas Sabonis are expected to join Lithuania NT for the upcoming FIBA window at the end of November. Lithuanian Basketball Federation is already in advanced talks with Memphis Grizzlies & Indiana Pacers to let them play qualifying games vs Denmark & Belgium
Zalgiris big man Jock Landale will be playing in a different team next season. With the request of the player, Jock Landale and Zalgiris have mutually agreed to part ways, as the Aussie continues to seek out his dream of playing in the NBA. A member of the Australian men’s national team signed a deal with Zalgiris last summer and had a running contract for next season. After the two sides reached an agreement, the 24-year-old addressed the fans and the Zalgiris organization. “I just wanted to reach out and say thank you for everything you’ve done for the past year. It was such an incredible experience coming to Lithuania and playing for such a historic club and a legendary coach. To the organization, I appreciate what you guys have done. Everyone’s got goals and ambitions, and you really helped me reach mine. You’ve got a fan in me for life.”
Zalgiris fans will see yet another new face in green-and-white, as the Lithuanian champions have signed a one-year deal with French center Joffrey Lauvergne Zalgiris fans will see yet another new face in green-and-white, as the Lithuanian champions have signed a one-year deal with French center Joffrey Lauvergne.
Donatas Urbonas: Zalgiris Kaunas started interviewing candidates for the head coach position. G league coach of the year Martin Schiller is targeted by Zalgiris as their primary candidate, I’m told. If Schiller refuses, Ertugrul Erdogan most likely will be offered to take the job.