Buy Zalgiris Kaunas Tickets
Zalgiris Kaunas Tickets
Kaunas, Lithuania based Pro-Basket ball team, Basketball Club ?algiris, is one of the oldest team to be the member of Euroleague and plays in Lithuanian Basketball League. The name ?algiris is derived from the great Battle of ?algiris also known as the Battle of Grunwald, which means Green Grove.
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Some of the top flight talents of the European basketball are the product of BC ?algiris since 1944 up till now. In 2003 Arvydas Sabonis purchased the club and is still the current owner of the club. He is among Rimas Kurtinaitis, Valdemaras Chomicius, and many others, who played for the club and were the Olympic Champions.
Heading into the 2006-07 Euroleague season, ?algiris Kaunas was considered Northern Europe?s traditional power and detained the hopes of basketball fans of Lithuania. Since ?algiris didn?t come out victorious in its last two seasons, ?algiris urges to revive the old times and reach to top 16 yet again. ?algiris?s reconstructed young roster, led by the 35 years old Tanoka Beard, is supposed to fulfill that vision of ?algiris. Led under the direction of head coach Ainars Bagatskis, team is composed of sound scorers like Hanno Mottola and Marcelinho Machado. Roster is comprised of 4 mature players that are older than 24 years, rest of the team is consists of youngsters like Paulius Jankunas, Darius Silinskis, Mantas Kalnietis and Jonas Maciulis etc.
A very sound backcourt of ?algiris including Popovic, who since his teenage been a potential scorer and is considered fearless hothand scorer. 2006-07 ?algiris also brings in a famous surname in Vytenis Jasikevicius, whose elder brother won Euro-league championship thrice. Kalnietis, a tall all rounder also comprises the ?algiris roster as he joined ?algiris during last season's Top 16. Two of the shooters from the roster Machado and Vaidotas Peciukas, will join forces to take care of the shooting business and will have a strong opposing defense and Jonas Maciulis is concerned he is sure to provide the driving force.
Another player from roster that is capable of having a strong positive or negative influence on the destiny of the team is Beard. Beard, one of the top rebounders of Euroleague and a big scorer, faced an injury during last season hence if he?s back in the good shape he can have a positive impact on his team. Mottola well known for his smooth shots from distances has also signed ?algiris, and would provide with the perfect substitute for Darjus Lavrinovic. In the top scoring department Beard is followed by another top scorer Paulius Jankunas, which if positioned on small forward can help ?algiris play a big lineup.
?algiris?s reliability increases as two of the best Euroleague ranked players for their single game performances, Beard and Popovic, are comprised in the roster. Being two of the most experienced players in the roster; it?s on them to provide with the good guide lines for the youngsters in the roster. And apart from their guidelines its on youngsters to bring out the best in them in order to make ?algiris one of the best team again.