Dainius Adomaitis (born January 19, 1974) is a Lithuanian professional basketball coach and former player. He is the current head coach for Rytas Vilnius of the Lithuanian Basketball League and former coach of the senior Lithuanian national basketball team.
Adomaitis in May 2014
|League||Lithuanian Basketball League|
|Born||January 19, 1974|
Šakiai, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||216 lb (98 kg)|
|NBA draft||1996 / Undrafted|
|2009–2010||Czarni Słupsk (assistant)|
|2012–2013||Lietuvos rytas Vilnius (assistant)|
|2013–2014||Lietuvos rytas Vilnius|
|Career highlights and awards|
As head coach:
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.
National team careerEdit
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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.
In June 2012, he signed a contract with Anwil Włocławek to be the head coach, but he was fired the same year because of bad team results. On November 19, 2012, he joined the Lithuanian team Lietuvos rytas Vilnius as assistant coach of head coach Darius Maskoliūnas. 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.
Lithuanian national team (2016–2019)Edit
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 22, 2011. Retrieved September 14, 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 19, 2011. Retrieved September 14, 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "D.Adomaitis tapo Lenkijos klubo vyriausiuoju treneriu".
- "Adomaitis treniruos "Anwil" krepšininkus".
- ""Anwil" klubas atleido Adomaitį".
- "Adomaitis tapo Maskoliūno asistentu".
- "LKL sezono MVP – Antanas Kavaliauskas, finale geriausias – Artūras Milaknis". 24sek.lt. Retrieved June 11, 2015.
- "Iškilmingai uždarytas 23-iasis "Tete-a-Tete Casino-LKL" sezonas (3 video, foto)". LKL.lt (in Lithuanian). Retrieved June 8, 2016.
- "Vilniaus "Rytas" pradeda naują etapą – klubo vyriausiuoju treneriu tapo Dainius Adomaitis". www.bcvilnius.lt (in Lithuanian). June 22, 2018. Retrieved June 22, 2018.
- "Lithuania appoints Adomaitis as new head coach - FIBA EuroBasket 2017 - FIBA.basketball". FIBA.basketball. October 25, 2016. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
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