Fansided: Sarunas Jasikevicius Retires
Sarunas Jasikevicius, an international basketball legend and former Pacer, is retiring from playing at 38 years old, according to @LithuaniaBasket. He will continue to be around basketball, however, joining the coaching staff for Zalgiris, a professional team in his home nation, Lithuania, that has won the past four league titles. [...]
He won three straight Euroleague championships from 2003 to 2005, the first two with Spain’s FC Barcelona and the third with Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv.
This came just a few years after he led the Lithuania national team to a bronze medal in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.[...]
Though he couldn’t make anything of himself in the NBA, he further proved that his early-career success wasn’t a fluke when he led Greece’s Panathinaikos to another Euroleauge championship and three Greek league titles. He is the only player in history to win a title with three different teams, and Jasikevicius seems like he may be headed to the Hall of Fame in Springfield.
Šarūnas Jasikevičius is retiring! The 38-year-old veteran, who'll always be known as the Golden Boy, will be an assistant coach at Žalgiris!— Simonas Baranauskas (@LithuaniaBasket) July 29, 2014
Jasikevicius was always one of my favorite players to cover on this blog, and because of covering him here, I have the special skill of being able to spell his name without looking it up. Good luck coaching, Sarunas!