So what do you think?
Zalgiris and lrytas playing only away games and one with each other during regular season?
For those who wonder ,it will be percentage what matters.
I know I am not going to be to popular by saying that it was a good decision.Maybe not the best,but still.
I personally will not listen to the arguments against based and biased on- soviet union,Russia etc.
I know too well that this is not the case.
I guess I am with coaches being interviewed for basketnews,who say that level of LKL is improving year by year ,which is true.
So many players ,decent ones for LKL standards are coming back,staying or never leave for that matter of the fact .But there are still ex or future or current Zalgiris/lrytas players not able to make the main teams.
Speaking in layman terms,we have big produce,and so little market for the product .Our surplus is good for Latvian,Estonian or Rumanian leagues etc.Our top crop plays for elite teams.Mid tier (no more than 20 players) gets a lifeline playing for Z/LR.
So for them to get to play against decent teams,beit Russians ,is so much more beneficial than to play against Lithuanian teams they never break sweat .And please,do remember,that Zalgiris plays in 15000 seater in every single game,so economics matters too.
Second place for Rytas if we are lucky. If Djikic shows his full potential we could even end up third as we nearly did this year. No chance to nibble at the first place even if Romanov goes wacko and coaches Zalgiris himself.
And I dont like playing only out game. Somewhat its against fair sports whatever you say.
Guys from Lithuania! There are one journalist in Ukraine writing article about lithuanian U-19 team, world champions. And he asking about coach Kazys Maksvytis. Can you help me please - is he good coach? Why he so good in U-19 team and so bad with Sakalai. Thanks a lot!
Kinda Sireika's keys just in the youth level
The flick from the future...
In Sakalai he had absolutely different capabilities to show good results - he had few veteran players who are about to retire (V.Sirvydis retired after this season...Lithuanian legend R.Matulis is questionable. He has declared that he is planning to retire, tho.) and very young core of the team.
E.Baniulis was playing only his second pro season after college experience, probably the main point guard A.Pečiukevičius suffered injuries all season long and wasn't able to help his team while Maskvytis had to play 18 old Jokūbas Gintvainis (the youngest player in whole LKL in the last season) as a PG (I guess we all know how important PGs are...).
It's really hard to evaluate Maskvytis' coaching level in his first LKL season. The roster was quite weak, there wasn't much what coach could do.
Your question is so close to oxymoron ,that it probably answers itself.
You know,sometimes people smoke victory cigar ,and I am just coming here with a nice analogy ,so Maksvytis probably started that cigar as soon as he was handed the job with a youth team 3 or 4 years ago and never really put it down as yet,but the cigar is near the end unfortunately.The cycle is nearly over(which I think it is a beautiful thing to let coaches carry on with a team they started at 16 or even before that) for him,natural end so to speak.
Very good analogy here with Sireika.
Sometimes you have to do very little to be a successful ,but still,he managed to be that person for 3 big tournaments so far.
And he wanted something new to challenge him ,that is why he accepted Sakalai job.He stayed for the whole season ,which is reasonable achievement in itself.Just because Sakalai did not get to the finals,it do not make him a bad coach.
And yes,they did not make it to the quarters too,which is ok( Sagenas post).
So all in all,he is a young and promising coach ,with some succes at youth level yet to deliver and prove himself on a adult world.Arent we all?
Sireika is ousted from Siauliai.
Not sure how to take it.
I personally do like his dedication,plus he looks like a very decent and genuine guy,especially i warmed up to him after reading his interview few days back.
I get it,results weren't there,but same way the budget of the team was ...meh
So Klimavicius seems to me saves his seat sacrificing his old mate.
Maybe i am wrong to interpret things the way i do
Well well well,what do you know - some things tend to come back and appear out of nowhere.
They said , in old times, that basketball coaches had a file for every single person who was over 2 meters tall and capable of catching a ball unassisted,years ago that was.
Times has changed , but to find a player over 215 unnoticed ,well,that is something.
Galdikas is to sign for Zalgiris, accordingly to most popular website in Lithuania. 23 years old,217 tall is to be delegated to farm team,what else here, but hey.
His life story is nothing but remarkable, not in a good way unfortunately.
Do a search on this website, there is link to an article in delfi.lt
I hope he can get his chance in life and take,because he seems to be very unlucky so far with his choices in life and injuries too
Since there are rumors that Neptunas may fight for the spot in VTB, and to be allowed to do that, they must meet all requirements, including budget, I thought of an interesting scenario. What would happen if they would be asked to collect like 2M euro budget (optimistic, but looking at all VTB contestants of last season, it would be probably smallest by far). If Zalgiris and Rytas plays only away games next season in LKL, and Neptunas would come up with team, as strong as it is enough to beat all other in LKL easily, I see that there is a shot at at least 2nd spot in RS.
Sure, they actually didn't announce anything yet, and it is not certain to happen, but this scenario is valid for any team in LKL next season, that improves above Rudupis level. What do you guys think, can this stupid format of LKL this year be an opportunity for the 3rd strong team in LKL to rise, or this is unlikely?
Kicking around on a piece of ground
I used Neptunas only as an example, because of the rumors, you can name the team which has grounds according to you, if any in Lithuania. And sure i assumed the budged, i don't say i know it will be like this, so no point pointing that out
On the other hand, 2m euros is like 7m litas, i think that 5m litas budget can happen, u think this is so impossible?
Kicking around on a piece of ground