Valdemaras Chomičius (also known as Valdemaras Homicius;[1] born 4 May 1959) is a Lithuanian former professional basketball player for the Soviet and Lithuanian national basketball team, and an assistant coach for the Lithuanian national team.

Valdemaras Chomičius
Chomičius in 2011
Personal information
Born (1959-05-04) 4 May 1959 (age 65)
Kaunas, |Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
NationalityLithuanian
Listed height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Listed weight98 kg (216 lb)
Career information
Playing career1978–2001
PositionPoint guard / shooting guard
Coaching career1996–present
Career history
As player:
1978–1989Žalgiris Kaunas
1989–1990Forum Valladolid
1990–1991Aprimatic Bologna
1991–1992CAI Zaragoza
1992Castors Braine
1992–1993Charleroi
1993–1994Castors Braine
1994–1995Marbella
1995Torremolinos
1995–1996Mažeikiai
1996–1997Olimpas Žemaitija
1998–1999Kraitenė Marijampolė
2000–2001Ural Great Perm
As coach:
1996–1998Olimpas Žemaitija
1998–1999Kraitenė Marijampolė
1999–2002Ural Great Perm (assistant)
2003Dynamo Moscow
2005Ural Great Perm
2005–2009UNICS Kazan (assistant)
2009–2010UNICS Kazan
2010–2012Triumph Lyubertsy
2012–2015Dnipro
2016–2017Parma Perm (assistant)
2017–2018Dzūkija Alytus (assistant)
2018–2020Dzūkija Alytus
Career highlights and awards
As player:

As head coach:

Medals
Men's basketball
Representing  Soviet Union
Summer Olympics
Gold medal – first place 1988 Seoul
Representing  Lithuania
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Barcelona
FIBA World Cup
Representing  Soviet Union
Gold medal – first place 1982 Colombia
Silver medal – second place 1986 Spain
FIBA EuroBasket
Representing  Soviet Union
Gold medal – first place 1979 Italy
Bronze medal – third place 1983 France
Gold medal – first place 1985 West Germany
Silver medal – second place 1987 Greece
Bronze medal – third place 1989 Yugoslavia
Representing  Lithuania
Silver medal – second place 1995 Greece
Representing  Soviet Union
European U-18 Championship
Gold medal – first place 1978 Italy Under-18 Team

As a 192 cm (6 ft 3+12 in) tall point guard he is best remembered as the captain from the "golden years" of Žalgiris Kaunas by winning three consecutive USSR League championships against the rival CSKA Moscow in 1985–1987. His former teams include Žalgiris Kaunas, Forum Valladolid, CAI Zaragoza. He also has played in Italy for Aprimatic Bologna (Serie A2) in the 1990–1991 season. He last played for Olimpas Žemaitija during the 1996–1997 season. He served as player-coach for Kraitenė Marijampolė, was the assistant coach with PBC Ural Great Perm from 1999 to 2004, also serving as head coach for the team in the 2004-2005 season. He briefly coached PBC Dynamo Moscow in 2003, and was the assistant coach for BC UNICS, serving as the team's head coach in the 2009-2010 season. He was also the head coach for Triumph Lyubertsy from 2010 to 2012, BC Dnipro from 2012 to 2015, and worked as a coach for BC Parma in the 2016–17 season. In 2018–2020 he was head coach for BC Dzūkija.

He head coached the Lithuania national team to win the FIBA Stanković Continental Champions' Cup in 2005 FIBA Stanković Continental Champions' Cup.

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