Lietuvos Rytas re-signs coach Pacesas

Jun 28, 2016 by Eurocupbasketball.com Print
Lietuvos Rytas re-signs coach Pacesas
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius reached a new agreement with head coach Tomas Pacesas to keep working together next season, the club announced Tuesday. Pacesas, age 44, joined Lietuvos Rytas in December 2015, helping it win the King Mindaugas Cup, downing Zalgiris Kaunas 67-57 in the final, and reach third place in the Lithuanian League this season. A former player and Olympic bronze medalist with the Lithuanian national team, Pacesas coach Asseco Prokom Gdynia from 2008 to 2012, leading it to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague playoffs in 2010 and winning four consecutive Polish League titles. "We believe in Tomas Pacesas's abilities and experience. He helped us win a title, the King Mindaugas Cup, after a long break," Rytas general manager Martynas Purlys said. "Lietuvos Rytas will have new challenges which, without anu doubt, coach Pacesas han handle, inspiring the team to new victories."