July 6, 1961 |
Kretinga, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|1995–1999||Tus Iserlohn (Germany)|
|2000–2006||Žalgiris Kaunas (assistant)|
|2006–2008||Unics Kazan (assistant)|
|2012||Unics Kazan (assistant)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Gintaras "Vytas" Krapikas (born July 6, 1961 in Kretinga, Lithuanian SSR, USSR) is a retired Lithuanian basketball player. He was a member of the Lithuanian national team that won a bronze medal in Barcelona's 1992 Summer Olympics.
During the 1980s, while playing for Žalgiris, Krapikas' jersey number was 9, and his position was small forward.
In 2000, Krapikas took a position as assistant basketball coach for Žalgiris Kaunas; together with the head coach, Antanas Sireika, he stepped down from this position in 2006, when the coaching team was re-organized. From 2002 to 2005, he was an assistant coach for the Lithuanian national team. From 2006 until 2008, he was an assistant basketball coach for UNICS Kazan.
In 2008, he was the head coach of Žalgiris Kaunas, and on December 18, 2009, he resigned from Žalgiris Kaunas' head coach post. He also coached Nevėžis for a short time in the 2010-2011 season, and was the assistant and head coach for Azovmash in 2011-2012. He returned to UNICS Kazan in 2012. Before the 2013-2014 season, he came back to Žalgiris Kaunas as an assistant coach. He became head coach in April.
Awards and achievements
- USSR League Champion - 1985, 1986, 1987
- Intercontinental W. Jones Cup winner - 1986
- Olympic Bronze medalist - 1992
- European championship Silver medalist - 1995
Gintaras Krapikas has an old nickname, which appeared during his tenure with Kaunas Žalgiris as a player. The nickname appeared due to his second name "Krapikas", which is a little bit similar to Lithuanian word "Krapai" (English: Dill) and at that time, there was a famous dill farmer, Vytas, from Petrašiūnai.
- (in Lithuanian) . Gintaras Krapikas. Lietuvos Krepšinio Lyga.
- (in Lithuanian) . G. Krapikas: „Žalgiris“ – mano gyvenimas. Balsas.lt.