Lithuanian basketball

18 articles

Neal Maloney

There has been quite the debate as of late as to whether Lithuania should join many other small nations and begin to allow naturalized citizens to play on the National Team. There are arguments for and against this; I will throw all the arguments out except one which is the main reason to me why tha...

2023 m. сентябрь 02 d. 11:45
Neal Maloney

Rokas Jokubaitis has been truly coming into his own as the new leader of the Lithuanian National Basketball team! Throughout the course of group play he has been the linchpin of the squad - scoring when he needs to by snaking his way deep in the paint, but also capably dishing or kicking out to open...

2023 m. август 30 d. 15:00
National Lithuanian American Hall of Fame sportswriter Neal Maloney

As the smoke cleared at the end of the hard fought war of wills, it occurred to me that I could not remember another time when Lithuania had lost the first two games in a row at a European championship tournament. I have been a die-hard fan much of my life going back to the 1992 ‘Other Dream Team’, ...

2022 m. сентябрь 04 d. 14:28

Sarunas Jasikevicius is leaving as head coach of Lithuania's Zalgiris Kaunas, having led the club since 2016, as he used a clause in his contract, taking reigns of Barcelona next season, the Lithuanian basketball club announced on Thursday.

2020 m. июль 02 d. 15:55
Neal Maloney

This was the one we needed to win. You can’t go into a World Cup tournament not having defeated your arch-rival in the warm-up match. That’s precisely what Lithuania did however, knocking the Russians down a peg by winning decisively, although it was not easy at times. At the end of the day, the Rus...

2019 m. август 18 d. 13:39
Neal Maloney

As a fiercely loyal fan of Lithuanian basketball, it’s games like this that keep me going. With the exception of a one-point deficit very early in the first couple minutes of the game, Lithuania controlled this thing from start to finish! When the smoke cleared at the end, the green guys had utterly...

2019 m. август 17 d. 08:05
Aleksejus Podpruginas | the Lithuania Tribune

Lithuanian athletes continue their bumpy road to medals in Rio Olympics. The basketball team lost its second game in a row, but advanced to the quarter-finals, as did a Lithuanian cyclist. The country will also be represented in the women’s discus throw finals.

2016 m. август 16 d. 13:42
Aleksejus Podpruginas | the Lithuania Tribune

Day four at Rio Olympics was a good one for team Lithuania. In basketball, Lithuania secured its second victory in a row, Lithuanian rowers advanced to the finals while the sailors are fighting for the tickets to the medal race. To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here...

2016 m. август 10 d. 15:46
Aleksejus Podpruginas | the Lithuania Tribune

The Lithuanian basketball team started the Olympic Games with a victory over Brazil, good result for a Lithuanian cyclist and a final for Rūta Meilutytė. To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

2016 m. август 08 d. 10:39
the Lithuania Tribune, DELFI

Lithuanian men's basketball team began Rio de Janeiro Olympic games with a victory, but, as often, created a dramatic spectacle. The Lithuanian squad, under the leadership of its head coach Jonas Kazlauskas, defeated the Brazilian team with the result 82:76.

2016 m. август 08 d. 07:29