After losing head coach Joan Plaza, Žalgiris rehired Ilias Zouros as head coach for the 2014 season. Žalgiris left the VTB United League because of the changes in the EuroLeague format, which meant that the teams that didn't qualify for the Top 16 would have a chance to play in the EuroCup playoffs.
Zdovc signed a contract until the end of the season. Zalgiris Kaunas has announced the arrival of Jure Zdovc as new head coach. The first words of the Slovenian coach after signing the contract: “In the past I received 2-3 offers from Euroleague clubs, but I had to refuse them because at that time I had a job in another club.
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Zalgiris Kaunas with former assistant coach Arne Woltmann on the sidelines, took care of Neptunas Klaipeda 98-79.
Three days ago, new Zalgiris Kaunas coach Jure Zdovc told reporters that his star player Emmanuel Mudiay is a “nice guy” and a “very good player” but he still can’t trust him. It was shortly after the former NBA guard had 0-4 shots in 16:10 while spending the entire second half at the bench during an away loss to Crvena Zvezda.
Žalgiris fired head coach Martin Schiller on Friday and it was known that the 54-year-old Zdovcs would take over the leadership of the team as soon as the formalities of the contract were completed. The press service of the club reports that a contract with a Slovenian specialist has been concluded until the end of the season.
Basketball Daisy Basketball Wednesday 13th October 2021 06:46 PM REPORT Jurij Zdovc (coach Zalgiris Kaunas): “I can yell at the players, but I never disrespect them” Slovenian Jurij Zdovc replaces Austrian Martin Schiller at Zalgiris Kaunas.
After opening the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season with back-to-back defeats, Zalgiris Kaunas has quickly decided to change direction by dismissing head coach Martin Schiller after his little more than one season with the club. His replacement is Jure Zdovc, a former EuroLeague champion as a player who last coached in the 7DAYS EuroCup last season with Boulogne Metropolitans 92 of France.
Zalgiris Kaunas comes off another strong season in which it cemented its status as one of the best teams in European basketball. The club relied on Coach Sarunas Jasikevicius and added a handful of new players such as Zach LeDay, KC Rivers and Lukas Lekavicius, the last of whom returned to his former squad, while keeping stars Paulius Jankunas, Arturas Milaknis, Edgaras Ulanovas and Thomas Walkup.
B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (LKL) signed 31-year old Austrian coach Stefan Grassegger for upcoming 2021-22 season. Grassegger has coached for the last three seasons at Timberwolves in Austrian league. He has been coaching Austrian Senior National Team between 2016 and 2021 and coached also U20 National Team back in 2014.
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