Dainius Adomaitis

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Dainius Adomaitis
Dainius Adomaitis by Augustas Didzgalvis.jpg
Rytas Vilnius
Position Head coach
League Lithuanian Basketball League
EuroCup
Personal information
Born (1974-01-19) January 19, 1974 (age 44)
Šakiai, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
Nationality Lithuanian
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 216 lb (98 kg)
Career information
Playing career 1993–2009
Coaching career 2009–present
Career history
As player:
1993–1996 Statyba Vilnius
1996–1999 Žalgiris Kaunas
1999 Zucchetti Montecatini
1999–2000 Anwil Włocławek
2000–2003 Śląsk Wrocław
2003–2007 BCM Gravelines
2007–2009 Barons/LMT Riga
As coach:
2009–2010 Czarni Słupsk (assistant)
2010–2012 Czarni Słupsk
2012 Anwil Włocławek
2012–2013 Lietuvos rytas Vilnius (assistant)
2013–2014 Lietuvos rytas Vilnius
2014–2015 Juventus Utena
2015–2017 Neptūnas Klaipėda
2018–present Rytas Vilnius
Career highlights and awards

Dainius Adomaitis (born January 19, 1974) is a Lithuanian professional basketball coach and former player. He is they current head coach for Rytas Vilnius of the Lithuanian Basketball League and Lithuanian national basketball team.

Professional career[edit]

He started his career in Statyba Vilnius. Later he moved to Žalgiris Kaunas and became champion of the EuroLeague. After the successful season in Žalgiris Kaunas he moved to Zucchetti Montecatini, but he did not fit there. Therefore, he moved to Anwil Włocławek, and later to Śląsk Wrocław and finally in 2003 he arrived to BCM Gravelines. He became the captain of this team just a year later. Nevertheless, at the end of 2006–2007 season during the change of coaches, he left to Barons/LMT Riga. In August 2009 he announced the end of his career.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

Euroleague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2001–02 Wrocław 14 6 30.2 .527 .475 .692 4.1 1.4 .4 .2 10.8 9.9
2002–03 Wrocław 14 5 28.2 .429 .533 .833 3.4 1.3 .9 .1 8.2 9.6

Coaching career[edit]

Since August 22, 2009, he was an assistant coach at Czarni Słupsk.[2] Since March 23, 2010 head coach of this team.[3] In June 2012 he signed with Anwil Włocławek, but he was fired the same year because of bad results.[4][5] On November 19, 2012, he joined Lietuvos rytas Vilnius as assistant coach of Darius Maskoliūnas.[6] After shortly performing as the head coach of Lietuvos rytas, he joined Juventus Utena and was named best coach of the 2014–15 LKL season.[7] In 2015, he joined Neptūnas and was once again named best coach of the LKL season after coaching Neptūnas to the LKL finals.[8] On June 21, 2018, Adomaitis was hired as head coach by Rytas Vilnius of the Lithuanian Basketball League.[9]

National team career[edit]

Adomaitis was a member of the Lithuanian national team, which won bronze medals at the 2000 Olympic Games. In 2016, he was elected to be a coach for a Lithuanian national team.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.krepsinis.net/news.php?news_id=116341
  2. ^ http://www.krepsinis.net/news.php?news_id=117274
  3. ^ http://www.delfi.lt/news/sport/eurobasket2003/dadomaitis-tapo-lenkijos-klubo-vyriausiuoju-treneriu.d?id=30283271
  4. ^ http://www.basketnews.lt/news-51565-adomaitis-treniruos-anwil-krepsininkus.html
  5. ^ http://www.basketnews.lt/news-54983-anwil-klubas-atleido-adomaiti.html
  6. ^ http://www.basketnews.lt/news-55715-adomaitis-tapo-maskoliuno-asistentu.html
  7. ^ "LKL sezono MVP – Antanas Kavaliauskas, finale geriausias – Artūras Milaknis". 24sek.lt. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  8. ^ "Iškilmingai uždarytas 23-iasis "Tete-a-Tete Casino-LKL" sezonas (3 video, foto)". LKL.lt (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  9. ^ "Vilniaus "Rytas" pradeda naują etapą – klubo vyriausiuoju treneriu tapo Dainius Adomaitis". www.bcvilnius.lt (in Lithuanian). June 22, 2018. Retrieved June 22, 2018.