December 14, 1973 |
Klaipėda, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
|Listed height||6 ft 8.5 in (2.04 m)|
|Listed weight||217 lb (98 kg)|
|2000–2001||TAU Cerámica Vitoria|
|2001–2002||Efes Pilsen Istanbul|
|2011||Žalgiris-Arvydas Sabonis school Kaunas|
|2011–2013||Žalgiris Kaunas (assistant)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Saulius Štombergas (born December 14, 1973) is a retired Lithuanian professional basketball player and basketball coach. He is currently a free agent. Štombergas is considered to be one of the greatest Lithuanian basketball players of all time, and he was also considered to be a great team leader, as he managed to play very well under pressure, and at the end of games. He was also known for his 3-point shooting ability.
Štombergas' club teams during his playing career, were, in the order in which he played for them: Atletas Kaunas, Vostok Shanghai (China), Žalgiris Kaunas, Kinder Bologna, TAU Cerámica Vitoria, Efes Pilsen Istanbul, Unics Kazan, Ülker Istanbul. He holds the record in EuroLeague for most 3-point field goals made in a game without a miss.
National team career
Štombergas played for the senior men's Lithuanian national basketball team, from 1995 to 2004.
During the 11 years that he played as a Lithuanian international national team player, he played in 97 official games, and scored 1,036 points, for his home country. He won two bronze medals at the Summer Olympic Games, in 1996 and 2000. He also won a silver medal at the EuroBasket 1995, and as a captain of the senior national team, he became the champion of the same competition in 2003.
Career player statistics
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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.
Awards and honors
As a player
- Lithuanian National Team: 1995 to 2004
- EuroBasket: 1995 (Finalist), 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003 (Champion)
- Summer Olympic Games: 1996, 2000, 2004
- Goodwill Games: 1998
- Lithuanian League All-Star Game: 1996, 2003
- Eurobasket.com's All-Lithuania 1st Team: 1996
- Lithuanian League Champion: 1998, 1999
- NEBL Champion: 1999
- EuroLeague Champion with Žalgiris Kaunas: 1999
- FIBA EuroStars, Berlin: 1998
- Italian Cup Finalist: 2000
- Spanish League All-Star Game: 2001
- EuroLeague Finalist: 2001
- Spanish League All-Bosman Team: 2001
- Spanish League Final Four: 2001
- Turkish League Regular Season Champion: 2002
- Turkish Cup Winner: 2002
- FIBA Europe League Champion: 2004