Jonas Kazlauskas

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For the academic who died in mysterious circumstances, see Jonas Kazlauskas (linguist).
Jonas Kazlauskas
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Personal information
Born (1954-11-21) 21 November 1954 (age 62)
Panevėžys, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
Nationality Lithuanian
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 1976 / Undrafted
Playing career 1973–1985
Position Shooting guard
Coaching career 1994–present
Career history
As player:
1973–1985 Statyba Vilnius
As coach:
1994–2000 Žalgiris Kaunas
1997–2001 Lithuania NT
2001–2004 Lietuvos rytas Vilnius
2004–2006 Olympiacos Piraeus
2004 China NT (assistant)
2004–2008 China NT
2009–2010 Greece NT
2011–2012 CSKA Moscow
2013–2014 Guangdong Southern Tigers
2012–2016 Lithuania NT
Career highlights and awards

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

Playing career[edit]

Kazlauskas played for Statyba Vilnius from 1973 to 1985. He won a bronze medal in the former USSR Supreme League in 1979.

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 Vilnius. 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]

Personal life[edit]

Jonas Kazlauskas has spouse Otilija and two daughters Jurgita and Miglė. He likes tennis, crosswords and computer games.[2]


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