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A Few Facts Proving Šarūnas Jasikevičius is the Coolest Cat in the Euroleague

The head coach of BC Žalgiris Kaunas, 41, might be one of the youngest out there, but he’s definitely one of the most ambitious and charismatic.

Šarūnas Jasikevičius, 41, might be one of the youngest head coaches out there, but he’s definitely one of the most ambitious and charismatic. The former basketball player (and one of the best point guards in the history of Lithuanian basketball) spent most of his pro career abroad, but his love for Lithuania and Kaunas was so strong he eventually came back here and started working with BC Žalgiris Kaunas, his favourite team since he was a little kid.

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The man, the legend. Photo by Kirilas Čachovskis/Delfi.lt

Žalgiris (founded in 1944) is one of the oldest teams in the Euroleague. The team won the Euroleague in 1999 and have become Lithuanian champions dozens of times. As Žalgiris is currently playing its best Euroleague season in a while, we’ve decided to collect a handful of facts proving Jasikevičius is the coolest cat in the game, even if he’s not playing it himself anymore. 

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Leading the Lithuanian champions. Photo by Rafaelis Achmedovas/Delfi.lt

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Like mother, like son! Dad's always in the picture, too. Photo by Kirilas Čachovskis/Delfi.lt

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Photo by Domantas Pipas/Delfi.lt

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Follow BC Žalgiris Kaunas on Facebook and make sure you attend a match in Žalgirio arena when you’re in Kaunas. That’s one of the most kaunastic experiences out there! Of course, we’ve blogged about it before.

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