Dainius Adomaitis

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.

Dainius Adomaitis
Dainius Adomaitis by Augustas Didzgalvis.jpg
Adomaitis in May 2014
Rytas Vilnius
PositionHead coach
LeagueLithuanian Basketball League
EuroCup
Personal information
Born (1974-01-19) January 19, 1974 (age 45)
Šakiai, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
NationalityLithuanian
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight216 lb (98 kg)
Career information
NBA draft1996 / Undrafted
Playing career1993–2009
PositionSmall forward
Coaching career2009–present
Career history
As player:
1993–1996Statyba Vilnius
1996–1999Žalgiris Kaunas
1999Zucchetti Montecatini
1999–2000Anwil Włocławek
2000–2003Śląsk Wrocław
2003–2007BCM Gravelines
2007–2009Barons/LMT Riga
As coach:
2009–2010Czarni Słupsk (assistant)
2010–2012Czarni Słupsk
2012Anwil Włocławek
2012–2013Lietuvos rytas Vilnius (assistant)
2013–2014Lietuvos rytas Vilnius
2014–2015Juventus Utena
2015–2017Neptūnas Klaipėda
2016–2019Lithuania
2018–presentRytas Vilnius
Career highlights and awards
As player:

As head coach:

Professional careerEdit

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.[1]

National team careerEdit

Adomaitis was a member of the Lithuanian national team, which won bronze medal at the 2000 Olympic Games.

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.

EuroLeagueEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2001–02 Śląsk Wrocław 14 9 30.4 .505 .475 .692 4.1 1.4 .4 .2 10.8 9.9
2002–03 14 8 28.4 .468 .533 .833 3.4 1.3 .9 .1 8.2 9.6
Career 28 17 29.3 .489 .500 .744 3.8 1.4 .6 .2 9.5 9.7

Coaching careerEdit

On August 22, 2009, he was named an assistant coach of the Polish team Czarni Słupsk.[2] On March 23, 2010, he was promoted to be the head coach of the team.[3]

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.[4][5] On November 19, 2012, he joined the Lithuanian team Lietuvos rytas Vilnius as assistant coach of head coach Darius Maskoliūnas.[6] 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.[7]

In 2015, he joined Neptūnas and was once again named best coach of the LKL season after coaching Neptūnas to the LKL finals.[8]

On June 21, 2018, Adomaitis was hired as head coach by Rytas Vilnius of the Lithuanian Basketball League.[9]

Lithuanian national team (2016–2019)Edit

On October 25, 2016, Adomaitis was appointed as head coach for the Lithuanian national basketball team, following the departure of Jonas Kazlauskas shortly after the 2016 Rio Olympics.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 22, 2011. Retrieved September 14, 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 19, 2011. Retrieved September 14, 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "D.Adomaitis tapo Lenkijos klubo vyriausiuoju treneriu".
  4. ^ "Adomaitis treniruos "Anwil" krepšininkus".
  5. ^ ""Anwil" klubas atleido Adomaitį".
  6. ^ "Adomaitis tapo Maskoliūno asistentu".
  7. ^ "LKL sezono MVP – Antanas Kavaliauskas, finale geriausias – Artūras Milaknis". 24sek.lt. Retrieved June 11, 2015.
  8. ^ "Iškilmingai uždarytas 23-iasis "Tete-a-Tete Casino-LKL" sezonas (3 video, foto)". LKL.lt (in Lithuanian). Retrieved June 8, 2016.
  9. ^ "Vilniaus "Rytas" pradeda naują etapą – klubo vyriausiuoju treneriu tapo Dainius Adomaitis". www.bcvilnius.lt (in Lithuanian). June 22, 2018. Retrieved June 22, 2018.
  10. ^ "Lithuania appoints Adomaitis as new head coach - FIBA EuroBasket 2017 - FIBA.basketball". FIBA.basketball. October 25, 2016. Retrieved September 14, 2019.