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Tomas Pačėsas (born November 11, 1971) is a Lithuanian former professional basketball player and current coach.

Tomas Pačėsas
Tomas Pacesas.jpg
Personal information
Born (1971-11-11) November 11, 1971 (age 47)
Alytus, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
NationalityLithuanian
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight187 lb (85 kg)
Career information
Playing career1994–2007
PositionPoint guard
Number7, 15
Coaching career2007–present
Career history
As player:
1993–1995Lavera Kaunas
1995–1996Atletas Kaunas
1996–1997Alytus
1997–1998BIPA-Moda
1998Atletas Kaunas
1998–1999Maccabi Rishon LeZion
1999–2001Ural Great Perm
2001Legia Warsaw
2001–2002Śląsk Wrocław
2002–2003Anwil Włocławek
2003–2007Asseco Prokom
As coach:
2007Asseco Prokom (assistant)
2007–2012Asseco Prokom
2015–2017Lietuvos rytas Vilnius
Career highlights and awards
As player:

As head coach:

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Playing careerEdit

Club careerEdit

Pačėsas was the Polish League MVP, in 2004.

Lithuanian senior national teamEdit

Pačėsas was a member of the senior Lithuanian national team that won bronze medals at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games.

Coaching careerEdit

In December 2015, Pačėsas signed on as the head coach of Lietuvos rytas.[1][2] He helped Rytas win the King Mindaugas Cup, defeating rivals BC Neptūnas and BC Žalgiris, but suffered a disastrous 3rd-place finish in the LKL after losing to Neptūnas in the semifinals. In June 2016, he extended his contract for one more year.[3] The 2016-2017 season was even more disastrous, as the team struggled in the LKL and failed to qualify to the Eurocup playoffs. In February 2017, Pačėsas resigned, and left Lietuvos rytas.[4]

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 5 0 15.3 .384 .714 .000 1.2 1.4 .2 .0 3.0 2.0
2004–05 Asseco Prokom 19 19 30.2 .283 .215 .444 2.8 4.1 1.8 .1 4.9 5.5
2005–06 13 11 28.1 .426 .400 .667 2.5 2.8 1.2 .0 6.2 7.2
2006–07 7 0 10.2 .250 .286 .000 .4 1.0 .3 .0 .9 .1
Career 44 30 24.8 .331 .308 .533 2.2 2.9 1.2 .0 4.4 4.8

EuroCupEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2003–04 Asseco Prokom 12 11 26.4 .488 .490 1.000 2.8 4.3 1.2 .0 10.4 12.3

Awards and accomplishmentsEdit

Pro careerEdit

Lithuanian senior national teamEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tomas Pacesas is a new head coach of Lietuvos rytas". BC Lietuvos rytas. Retrieved June 1, 2016.
  2. ^ "Lietuvos Rytas name Tomas Pacesas head coach". Sportando.com. 17 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Lietuvos Rytas re-signs coach Tomas Pacesas". Sportando.com. 28 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Lietuvos Rytas name Rimas Kurtinaitis head coach to replace Pacesas". Sportando.com. 10 February 2017.