Šarūnas Jasikevičius

Šarūnas "Šaras" Jasikevičius ([ʃɐˈrûːnɐs jɛsʲɪˈkʲæːvʲɪtɕʊs] (About this soundlisten); born 5 March 1976) is a Lithuanian professional basketball coach and former player. He currently serves as a head coach for FC Barcelona of the Liga ACB and the EuroLeague. During his playing career, standing at a height of 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) tall,[1] he played at the point guard position.

Šarūnas Jasikevičius
Šarūnas Jasikevičius BC Žalgiris EuroLeague 20180223 (1).jpg
Jasikevičius with Žalgiris Kaunas in 2018
FC Barcelona
PositionHead coach
LeagueLiga ACB
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1976-03-05) 5 March 1976 (age 44)
Kaunas, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
NationalityLithuanian
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight202 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High schoolSolanco (Quarryville, Pennsylvania)
CollegeMaryland (1994–1998)
NBA draft1998 / Undrafted
Playing career1998–2014
PositionPoint guard
Number3, 13, 19, 33
Coaching career2014–present
Career history
As player:
1998–1999Lietuvos rytas
1999–2000Union Olimpija
2000–2003FC Barcelona
2003–2005Maccabi Tel Aviv
20052007Indiana Pacers
2007Golden State Warriors
2007–2010Panathinaikos
2010Lietuvos rytas
2011Fenerbahçe
2011–2012Panathinaikos
2012–2013FC Barcelona
2013–2014Žalgiris
As coach:
2014–2016Žalgiris (assistant)
2016–2020Žalgiris
2020–presentFC Barcelona
Career highlights and awards
As player:

As head coach:

Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Often considered one of the best Lithuanian and European point guards ever, Jasikevičius was a two-time All-EuroLeague First Team selection, the EuroLeague Final Four MVP in 2005 and a four-time triple crown winner. Moreover, he is the only player in EuroLeague history to win the competition with three clubs. A former representative of the senior Lithuanian men's national team, he won the gold medal at 2003 EuroBasket, earning an All-EuroBasket Team selection and MVP honors in the process. He also won the bronze medal at the 2000 Summer Olympic Games, and the bronze medal at 2007 EuroBasket.

On 9 February 2015, Jasikevičius was named a EuroLeague Basketball Legend, as a reward for his stunning playing career.[2] He was then honored with a ceremony on 12 February.[3][4]

Early yearsEdit

Jasikevičius was born into a family of sportsmen. His mother Rita, a famous Lithuanian handball player, won a silver medal with the Soviet Union women's national handball team during the 1975 World Women's Handball Championship. Following the success in the world championship, Rita was preparing for the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. According to Rita: "Everything was calculated, planned: Olympic Games, then - the increase of family, one year break and then back to sports again. But everything happened differently" and she had to choose between her son and the Olympic Games. She decided to give birth to a child and give up the Olympic dream. Later on, the Soviet squad went on to win the Olympic gold medals in the Montreal Olympics and the national team's head coach shut the door for Rita Jasikevičienė to return into the national team in the future. However, Šarūnas's mother never regretted her decision.[5] Šarūnas remembers that his mother constantly said: "My son will give me back the Olympics".[6]

"One day, for example, (my dad) told me that up until a short time ago Lithuania had been an independent country - you could have blown me down with a feather. We weren’t allowed to study these things, let alone talk about them. People were afraid to talk; almost everyone was a member of the Communist Party. If you didn’t join you were putting yourself in a bad situation, you risked never finding a job and you would be cut off from social life, at all levels. What could we possibly know of what was happening outside that context? We knew nothing, except that the Americans were the bad ones. We could not see their movies, except clandestinely, and only thanks to the advent of VCRs. (...) Nothing from Spain or Italy or anywhere else."

— Šarūnas Jasikevičius, describing his childhood.[7]

In his childhood Šarūnas was a very agile child. His mother remembers that quickly after learning to walk, Šarūnas immediately began to run leaned by 45 degrees. Rita: "He was running and running everywhere and I had to constantly chase him". The biggest penalty for Šarūnas was to sit. His younger brother Vytenis was slightly different though. He was slower, but both brothers were unable to live without the ball in their childhood.[5]

Jasikevičius's father Linas always was a sports lover and along with him, he followed practically everything, together they cheered for USSR national teams or any athlete who had USSR written across his or her chest.[8] Not surprisingly, his dad took him to the first basketball workout when he was 6 years old. His first coach was Feliksas Mitkevičius in Kaunas basketball school, who was strict and not once was chasing Šarūnas when he was trying to run away from the workouts.[9] According to Mitkevičius, when Šarūnas was 12 years old, he was so sick of basketball that he wished to drop it. He visited his parents, outlined the situation and stated that it would be a huge loss to Lithuania. Following it, his dad had a strong conversation with Šarūnas and forbade to drop basketball, which he wished to replace with tennis.[5] In Kaunas basketball school he met with the future NBA star Žydrūnas Ilgauskas with which he was meeting practically every day, at school, in the gym or elsewhere for the next eleven years. Tomas Masiulis was another notable player in his team. Jasikevičius remembers that at first he was seen as the guy who was "talented but lazy" as he was no devotee of the gym; all he did was joke around and try to work as little as possible. Consequently, once his dad stopped him from going on a trip to Minsk with the team, a trip of kind which happens only once a year, as his marks were disastrous and it was a punishment: "No school? So no basketball". Though, his parents were happy to see him venting his hyperactivity in basketball, and this made them urge him on towards the sport, as it also helped him avoid bad company in the area. They played in the gym, and also in the street using scrap metal instead of real baskets, and their favorite pastime was called minus, a kind of forerunner of little game that can be seen today during the NBA All-Star Game called "horse". It was far from ideal, but his parents preferred to see him play with the scrap metal hoops in front of their home rather than down at the pitch, where it would have taken him less than five minutes to pick a fight with the wrong person. His childhood dream was to become a Žalgiris player about which he was so crazy that he knew everything about every player, even the players’ shoe sizes. Following the Žalgiris' victory in 1986 Intercontinental Cup, he begged his father to take him to the airport to welcome home the players, where hundreds of people were waiting in the freezing cold. His father knew some of the players, and managed to get signed posters and photos that he used to decorate all the walls of his room.[10]

"I was thirteen years old when I went to Spain for the first time. Flying to Madrid was like going to the moon, and it was also the first time I ventured into some kind of international competition. We went with ten players, the bare minimum. The reason is easy to understand; there was little money. But everyone wanted to take part in the expedition. (...) My father got us the sport uniforms, featuring the acronym K.S.M., Kaunas Sporto Mokykla or Sports School of Kaunas. So how could they refuse to take with them the son of the guy who had given them their official uniforms officers? Obviously, they didn’t refuse."

Šarūnas Jasikevičius, about his first trip to Spain.[11]

Šarūnas started going to school in Jonas Jablonskis Middle School in 1982 and attended it till 1987. He had to take the bus to go to school even though the thermometer outside read minus twenty and he knew that the most important thing for his parents was that he spent as little time as possible with the toughest people of Partizanai Street.[6] From 1987 to 1993, he was studying at Kaunas 4th Middle School.[5] His first trip destination was Moscow, which he visited before the tournament. Jasikevičius's greatest youth memory in the city was the opening of the first McDonald's in Russia. He remembers that his classmates were listening with their mouths gaping when he was narrating about the French fries, bread rolls with minced beef and fizzy drinks.[8] One of his childhood passions was history, especially about the Native Americans, as well as books about basketball as he was capable of reading a book of more than four hundred pages on basketball in two days. He was also curious about politics, especially when Perestroika began, because of which he was able to travel to Berlin with his father and brother, and was amazed by the visit to the Checkpoint Charlie Museum. His childhood favorite Lithuanian player was Arvydas Sabonis, which he admired more than other Lithuanian superstars, such as Rimas Kurtinaitis and Valdemaras Chomičius, due to his passing. However, his idol was Dražen Petrović, and he wished to be as good as him, watching matches of him over and over again, dozens of times, for hours and hours, and later started imitating him in workouts. After one of his trips, his dad came back with a videocassette recorder, using which he was able to record an NBA All-Star Game with Michael Jordan, Clyde Drexler, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, David Robinson, and later to watch it for couple of years, more than hundred times. Jasikevičius also started to record games of Žalgiris and Petrović every time he was able to. Thanks to the video recorder, he discovered the existence of a no-look pass of Magic Johnson. For him, he was the NBA, not Michael Jordan. His unselfishness, imagination and the way he dribbled, passed between his opponent's legs bewitched Jasikevičius. Consequently, his favorite element of basketball quickly became assisting his teammates, and he was trying to do it like Petrović or Johnson.[12]

Later he continued his studies in the United States.[13] In 1993–94 he attended the Solanco High School in Quarryville, Pennsylvania.[14] That year his team won 25 of 27 games and was one of the contenders for the State Championship final, however they lost their first playoffs game and finished the season early. Although, he was noticed by Billy Hahn, who was working as University of Maryland assistant coach and invited Jasikevičius to join them.[5]

College careerEdit

Jasikevičius played NCAA Division I college basketball at the University of Maryland, with the Maryland Terrapins. He played as a wing, although he remade himself into a point guard in his pro career.[15] He did not see much playing time in his first two years in college, with seniors Duane Simpkins, Johnny Rhodes, and Exree Hipp ahead of him at the wing positions. As a junior, he became a better passer and improved his defense.[16] He averaged a shade under 13 points and 4 assists in his junior and senior years.

Professional careerEdit

 
Šarūnas Jasikevičius with his first EuroLeague-winning team Barcelona
 
Jasikevičius with Maccabi Tel Aviv in 2004
 
Jasikevičius as a Panathinaikos member

Early careerEdit

Jasikevičius made his pro debut in the 1998–99 season, with the Lithuanian club Lietuvos rytas, of Vilnius. With Rytas, he averaged 18.0 points and 5.4 assists per game.[17] In the following 1999–2000 season, Jasikevičius joined the Slovenian club Union Olimpija. With Union Olimpija, he won the Slovenian Cup. With Union Olimpija, he averaged 9.3 points and 3.4 assists per game.

Barcelona BàsquetEdit

Jasikevičius played the next three seasons with FC Barcelona, and won the EuroLeague with them in 2003. He started for the championship team, and averaged 13.4 points and 3.2 assists per game. He also led the team to two Spanish League titles, and two Spanish King's Cups.

Maccabi Tel AvivEdit

Jasikevičius joined Maccabi Tel Aviv in 2003, and helped them win two EuroLeague titles, two Israeli League crowns, and two Israeli Cups.

NBAEdit

Jasikevičius signed with the Indiana Pacers in July 2005. The deal was worth $12 million over three years. He played in the NBA with the Pacers in 112 regular season games (16 starts), in one and a half seasons, averaging 7.3 points and 3.0 assists per game.

On 17 January 2007, Jasikevičius was traded to the Golden State Warriors, along with Stephen Jackson, Al Harrington, and Josh Powell, in exchange for Troy Murphy, Mike Dunleavy, Jr., Ike Diogu, and Keith McLeod.[18] He did not become a part of the rotation in Golden State. He averaged 4.3 points and 2.3 assists per game, in 26 games (2 starts) played, in only 11.9 minutes per game. Jasikevičius was bought out by the Warriors on 20 September 2007.[19]

Panathinaikos AthensEdit

On 25 September 2007, Jasikevičius signed with Panathinaikos. The deal reportedly was worth 7 million euros net income over two years (7.7 million including his buyout).[20] With Panathinaikos, he won the EuroLeague again in 2009.[21] Jasikevičius became the only player in basketball history to win the EuroLeague with three different teams.[22] He also won three Greek League titles and three Greek Cups with Panathinaikos. In 2009, he signed a contract extension worth 3.5 million euros net income with Panathinaikos.[23] He underwent a knee surgery that same year, and after 5 months of rehabilitation, he returned to the court with limited playing time.

Return to Rytas VilniusEdit

In November 2010, Jasikevičius signed a one-year contract with Lietuvos rytas of the Lithuanian Basketball League.[24]

Fenerbahçe IstanbulEdit

In January 2011, Fenerbahçe, bought-out Jasikevičius' contract with Lietuvos Rytas, and he signed a one-year contract with them.[25]

Return to Panathinaikos AthensEdit

In September 2011, Jasikevičius signed a new contract with Panathinaikos.[26] At age 36, he was named the Greek Cup Final MVP, as he helped Panathinaikos to victory against Olympiacos, in a game that finished with a score of 71–70.[27]

Return to Barcelona BàsquetEdit

Despite rumors that Jasikevičius would join Žalgiris,[28] in July 2012, Jasikevičius signed with his former team, FC Barcelona.[29] During the fifth Spanish Liga ACB finals game against Real Madrid, Jasikevičius scored 23 points, and dished out 2 assists, in 19 minutes of game action. However, it wasn't enough, as Real won the game 79 to 71.[30]

On 1 July 2013, it was announced that Barcelona had parted ways with Jasikevičius.[31]

ŽalgirisEdit

In September 2013, Jasikevičius returned home to Kaunas, signing with Žalgiris.[32] On 30 September 2013, he debuted with Žalgiris, during a game against Unics Kazan, scoring 6 points and dishing out 4 assists.[33] He retired after the season, and joined the Žalgiris coaching staff.[34]

National team careerEdit

 
Šarūnas Jasikevičius, during the bronze medalists meeting, in Vilnius.
 
Šarunas Jasikevičius, during EuroBasket 2011

Lithuanian junior national teamEdit

Jasikevičius was a member of the junior national teams of Lithuania. With Lithuania's junior national teams, he won the gold medal at the 1994 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, and the gold medal at the 1996 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship.[35]

Lithuanian senior national teamEdit

Jasikevičius started his senior national team career in 1997, when he played for Lithuania's senior national team at the EuroBasket 1997. Jasikevičius was also a member of the senior Lithuanian national team that won the bronze medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics. He averaged 14.0 points and 5.1 assists, and scored a tournament-high 27 points, in a semifinals loss to the United States.[36]

Jasikevičius also led Lithuania to the EuroBasket 2003 gold medal. He was named the tournament's MVP, after averaging 14.0 points and 8.2 assists per game.[37]

Jasikevičius also helped Lithuania win the bronze medal at the EuroBasket 2007. He averaged 10.4 points and 5.6 assists per game, and scored a tournament-high 18 points against Turkey, on 3 September 2007.[38]

As of 2012, he was the only Lithuanian basketball player to participate in the Summer Olympics four times in a row. He retired from the Lithuanian national team following the 2012 Summer Olympics.[39] In his entire career as a senior Lithuania national basketball team member, he averaged 10 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 4.9 assists per game.

Coaching careerEdit

On 29 July 2014, Jasikevičius announced his retirement from playing basketball, and was appointed to an assistant coach position with Žalgiris.[40] After the firing of head coach Gintaras Krapikas during the 2015–16 season, Jasikevičius became the team's interim head coach.[41] On 13 January 2016, it was announced that he was appointed as their new head coach.[42]

On 22 January 2016, he accomplished his first EuroLeague victory as a head coach, when Žalgiris shockingly crushed the previous season's runners-up, Olympiacos, by a score of 75–55, at Žalgiris Arena.[43] On 26 October 2016, just before the first game versus his former long-time head coach Željko Obradović, Željko said: "I knew that he will be a good coach and in the future - one of the best in Europe".[44] On 13 June 2017, he was named best coach of the 2016–17 LKL season.[45] After the season, San Antonio Spurs and U.S. national team head coach Gregg Popovich invited him to join his coaching staff during the 2017 NBA Summer League. However, Jasikevičius declined, due to his already early planned summer.[46] Jasikevičius also took third place in the voting for the 2017 Alexander Gomelsky EuroLeague Coach of the Year award.[47]

In the 2017–18 EuroLeague season, Jasikevičius and his Žalgiris surprised by ending in the sixth place in the regular season. On 26 April 2018, Žalgiris qualified for the 2018 EuroLeague Final Four by beating Olympiacos in game 4 to clinch a 3–1 series win.[48] It was achieved by having a second lowest budget in the whole league.[49] During the semi-final, Žalgiris played Fenerbahçe Doğuş, unfortunately losing 76–67. Two days later they faced CSKA Moscow in the bronze medal game, winning that game 77–79 and finishing third in the season. On 20 June 2018, he was named best coach of the 2017–18 LKL season after coaching Žalgiris to yet another Lithuanian League title.[50] On 27 June, Jasikevičius signed one-season contract with Žalgiris.[51] He was named as a LKL Coach of the Year for the third straight time in 2019.[52]

On 2 July 2020, Jasikevičius signed a two-year contract to be FC Barcelona head coach.[53]

Career statisticsEdit

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.

Denotes seasons in which Jasikevičius won the EuroLeague
Led the league

EuroLeagueEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
1999–00 Union Olimpija 22 22 33.2 .490 .491 .759 2.9 4.9 1.5 0.0 13.6 -
2000–01 FC Barcelona 9 8 28.2 .398 .327 .900 2.3 5.6 1.0 .1 14.0 14.1
2001–02 FC Barcelona 18 16 23.5 .504 .449 .872 2.1 3.4 .9 .1 11.6 10.2
2002–03 FC Barcelona 21 15 26.4 .423 .378 .959 1.8 3.2 .7 .0 13.4 10.8
2003–04 Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 21 20 29.7 .477 .448 .925 1.6 4.8 .7 .0 16.0 16.3
2004–05 Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 24 23 31.7 .431 .399 .941 2.7 5.3 .9 .1 15.7 16.6
2007–08 Panathinaikos 20 5 23.5 .485 .408 .938 1.6 2.9 .7 .0 13.2 12.9
2008–09 Panathinaikos 22 4 20.1 .450 .389 .886 1.5 3.0 .6 .1 9.6 8.1
2009–10 Panathinaikos 7 0 15.8 .400 .000 .700 1.1 2.1 .3 .0 4.4 2.6
2010–11 Lietuvos rytas 6 0 19.4 .437 .375 .909 1.3 4.3 .2 .0 7.3 7.0
2010–11 Fenerbahçe Ülker 6 1 15.4 .407 .375 .800 1.0 1.5 .2 .0 4.8 1.5
2011–12 Panathinaikos 21 1 15.4 .517 .385 .875 1.3 2.5 .6 .0 7.2 6.3
2012–13 FC Barcelona 31 3 14.6 .450 .340 .933 .8 2.0 .3 .1 4.9 4.4
2013–14 Žalgiris 20 1 16.8 .409 .404 1.000 1.1 3.1 .4 .1 6.7 5.3
Career 226 97 22.0 .452 .394 .927 1.6 3.4 .6 .0 10.4 9.6

NBAEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2005–06 Indiana 75 15 20.8 .396 .364 .910 2.0 3.0 .5 .1 7.3
2006–07 Indiana 37 1 17.9 .412 .372 .922 1.3 3.0 .4 .0 7.4
2006–07 Golden State 26 2 11.9 .366 .273 .871 .8 2.3 .5 .0 4.3
Career 138 18 18.3 .397 .355 .908 1.6 2.9 .5 .0 6.8

PlayoffsEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2006 Indiana 6 0 11.0 .368 .222 .500 1.0 1.0 .0 .2 2.8
2007 Golden State 4 0 1.5 .000 .000 .500 .0 .5 .0 .0 .3
Career 10 0 7.2 .350 .222 .500 .6 .8 .0 .1 1.8

Coaching recordEdit

Legend
G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win-loss %

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

EuroLeagueEdit

Team Year G W L W–L% Result
Žalgiris 2015–16 12 2 10 .167 Eliminated in Top 16 stage
2016–17 30 14 16 .467 Eliminated in regular season
2017–18 36 22 14 .611 Won in 3rd place game
2018–19 34 16 18 .471 Eliminated in quarterfinals
Career 112 54 58 .482

Personal lifeEdit

In 2006, Jasikevičius became the first European player to have his own nominal basketball shoes manufactured by Adidas.[54]

In 2006, Jasikevičius married Linor Abargil, the winner of the Miss World 1998 beauty pageant.[55] They divorced in 2008.[citation needed]

In 2009, he met Anna Douka, in an Athens bar. Currently, the pair have two children: a girl named Aila, who was born in 2010,[56] and a boy named Lukas, who was born in 2012.[57]

Šarunas' younger brother, Vytenis Jasikevičius, is also a professional basketball player.[58]

In 2015, his biographical book Laimėti neužtenka (English: To win is not enough) was published in Italian, Greek and Lithuanian languages.[59] An English version was also soon released. Later on, Spanish and Israeli publishing houses also showed interest.[60]

On 21 July 2017, Jasikevičius married the mother of his two children, Anna Douka, after 8 years of relationship. The ceremony was held in Greece.[61][62] Many famous basketball personalities attended the event, including Željko Obradović, Dimitris Itoudis, Mike Batiste, Paulius Jankūnas, Darius Songaila, and others.[63]

Honors and awardsEdit

 
Jasikevičius won two consecutive EuroLeague titles with Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv.
 
Jasikevičius during his final season as a Maccabi Tel Aviv member
 
Jasikevičius with Fenerbahçe Ülker

Club careerEdit

IndividualEdit

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BibliographyEdit

  • Jasikevičius, Šarūnas; Scibetta, Pietro (2015). To win is not enough: My life, my basketball. ADD Editore. ISBN 9788867831098.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

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