Šarūnas Jasikevičius is not only the Lithuanian, pan-European basketball Mobis Dikas, whom every journalist wants to “hunt”, and the queues towards the Barcelona bass stretch through various countries of the Old Continent.
Straight and open. An authority whose words are always listened to. A perfect person.
Shar lit his status in the eyes of the basketball community during his career as a basketball player, with an impressive number of individual and team trophies, but he was finally strengthened by wearing a coach’s suit and reaching the Euroleague elite in Kaunas “Žalgiris” within five years.
Towards a conversation with Š.
Emotions are twofold. The first opportunity to talk to the Lithuanian basketball ace gives euphoria, but it was planned between Barcelona and Kaunas on the eve of Žalgiris, just hours before the press conference, which will be full of questions about the two teams of Lithuanian journalists.
I threw my questions about “Žalgiris” and “Barcelona” in the trash, just like Shar’s son Lukas Jasikevičius, imitating his goddess Stephen Curry, somewhere in Barcelona throwing three-pointers into a lower basket.
Let’s talk about Lithuanian basketball, which opened a new page of life this autumn, with new generals not only at the helm of the federation, but also at the helm of the national teams.
Š.Jakevičius is publishing for the second time in Barcelona, completely 3 cars away from Lithuania, but after the event in his homeland, he follows carefully, turning over the same basketball portals every day.
When asked about the federation, he remained upright and open.
“Lithuanian basketball now belongs to Mindaugas Balčiūnas. My experience with M.Balčiūnas was very good, if we talk about superines national team and the organization of the European Championship in Lithuania. Our relationship has remained good – 15min said Šarūnas Jasikevičius. – Vydas Gedvilas and I only met on the golf course. If M.Balčiūnas will do everything, then it will be good. That is my opinion. But if others join him, including the president … I think he is just chosen, and the work will be done by M. Balčiūnas. “
The 45-year-old coach launched the sharpest arrows into the Lithuanian basketball system and federation elections, with Vydas Gedvilas defeating Ramūnas Butautas and Robertas Javtokas from the beginning of September.
“I show you need more youth in the federation, so I supported Robert Java. I think he would have come up with new ideas and a new breath of air. But elected V.Gedvilas with M.Balčiūnas. I don’t know what V.Gedvilas can give to Lithuanian basketball, I don’t even imagine it, but M.Balčiūnas will definitely give it, – said Šaras. – They chose Kazis Maksvytis as the head coach of the national team. Three or four Everything a year should be a mouth shut. If you are a real fan and patriot of Lithuanian basketball, you have to go and see how to help them, talk less and support them more. After all, no one came with a rifle and appointed. People elected.
But our vote is funny. And the Lithuanian basketball system is brutally funny. That is a fact. Ride through the villages, what gets better with chebryte, that and selected. Whoever promises more to the villager wins the election. This is a visible absurdity. Finally, it is an election, and so are the presidents of the states. Of course, nothing prevented Robert and Ramūnas from doing so, but maybe their level is different. “
A hot topic in Lithuania was the post office of Kaunas “Žalgiris”, when he left Shar himself, as if a Lithuanian coach could be appointed as the new sheriff, and not Austrian Martin Schiller or Slovenian Jure Zdovc.
Shar did not make sense of this idea. On the contrary, the Barcelona strategist does not understand the exaggerated patriotism, even if the talk is not only about Žalgiris, but also about the helm of the Lithuanian national team.
“It makes no difference to me – a Lithuanian coach or a foreigner. I’m not that crazy patriot, I wouldn’t see a problem if there was a foreign coach in the national team. All very great patriots, but those patriots have time on top of each other on top of each other chic. But he becomes a great patriot, explains that only a Lithuanian must be a coach. Imagine a good coach coming from abroad and winning something for Lithuania, because all Lithuanians would love him as I don’t know – during the morning outbreak of the Barcelona players 15min said Š.Jasikevičius. – Lithuania needs to say two sweet words to him. Joan came to the Plaza, said two sweet words and became very loved. Lithuania needs sweet words. I don’t know, maybe it’s a syndrome that we’re small? “Oh, how beautifully you talk about Lithuania.” But do you know that he is telling the truth? Does he say that sincerely? ”
15min portal – an exclusive conversation with Šarūnas Jasikevičius about the permanent Lithuanian basketball, the new legacy of the head of LKF, Arvydas Sabonis, the pancake of Darius Maskoliūnas, the tragic FIBA window system, the new national team general Kazys Maksvytis, Dainius Adomaitis talent’s decision to study and play in the NCAA, the prospects of Matthew Buzel, and his son Luke Jasikevicius, who equates to NBA star Stephen Curry.
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