Jonas Kazlauskas

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For the academic who died in mysterious circumstances, see Jonas Kazlauskas (linguist).
Jonas Kazlauskas
Jonas Kazlauskas by Augustas Didzgalvis.jpg
Jonas Kazlauskas in 2013
Personal information
Born (1954-11-21) 21 November 1954 (age 60)
Panevėžys, Lithuania
Nationality Lithuanian
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
Pro career 1973–1985
Career history
As player:
1973–1985 Statyba Vilnius
As coach:
1994–2000 Žalgiris Kaunas
2001–2004 Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius
2004–2006 Olympiacos Piraeus
2011–2012 CSKA Moscow
2013–present Guangdong Southern Tigers
Career highlights and awards

Jonas Kazlauskas (born 21 November 1954) is a Lithuanian professional basketball coach and former Soviet basketball player.

Playing career[edit]

Kazlauskas was a club basketball player with Statyba Vilnius (now known as Lietuvos Rytas), from 1973 to 1985. He won a bronze medal in the former USSR Supreme League in 1979.

Personal life[edit]

Jonas Kazlauskas has spouse Otilija and two daughters Jurgita and Miglė. He likes tennis, crosswords and computer games.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

Kazlauskas is considered to be one of the best coaches in Europe. In the past, he has coached Lithuania's top two pro club basketball teams, Žalgiris Kaunas and Lietuvos Rytas. He has also been the coach of the senior men's Lithuanian national team. From 2005 to 2008, he was the head coach of the senior men's Chinese national team.

Coaching awards and achievements[edit]


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