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Established
1944 (77 years old)

Sport
Basketball

Stadium/Home
Žalgiris Arena
(15,708 Capacity)

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Location
Kaunas, Lithuania

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Lithuanian LKL

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26 Oct 21 Maccabi Tel   -  BC Žalgiris
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23 Oct 21 BC Žalgiris  102 - 77  BC Nevėžis
21 Oct 21 BC Žalgiris  73 - 75  Bayern München
17 Oct 21 BC Šiauliai  64 - 97  BC Žalgiris
15 Oct 21 Olympiacos BC   -  BC Žalgiris
13 Oct 21 KK Crvena   -  BC Žalgiris

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Basketball Club Žalgiris (Lithuanian: Krepšinio klubas Žalgiris) is a professional basketball team that is based in Kaunas, Lithuania. Founded in 1944, it is one of the oldest teams in the EuroLeague and plays domestically in the Lietuvos krepšinio lyga (LKL). Žalgiris is one of 11 European clubs that hold EuroLeague A Licenses, which provide their holders with a guaranteed place in the regular-season phase of the EuroLeague. Since the 2011–12 season, Žalgiris plays its home games in the new Žalgiris Arena, built just before the EuroBasket 2011. The club's name commemorates the victorious Battle of Žalgiris (Battle of Grunwald) (both names: Žalgiris and Grunwald are translated as "green grove").

Žalgiris has featured many Lithuanian basketball legends during their history, including Arvydas Sabonis, Modestas Paulauskas and Šarūnas Jasikevičius. Eight of the thirteen Lithuanian basketball players to ever play in the National Basketball Association (NBA) have played for Žalgiris or were part of the Žalgiris youth program at one point in their careers (Arvydas Sabonis, Šarūnas Marčiulionis, Šarūnas Jasikevičius, Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Donatas Motiejūnas, Mindaugas Kuzminskas, Darius Songaila and Martynas Andriuškevičius).

The team is the most decorated Lithuanian basketball club ever, having won twenty Lithuanian championships, five Soviet championships, one European championship, and have reached the Lithuanian league finals every season in league history.

Team Members
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Isaiah
Hartenstein



Léo
Westermann
#2


Kevin
Pangos



Lukas
Lekavičius
#4


Edgaras
Ulanovas
#92


Vytenis
Lipkevičius
#10

= Contract years remaining

Stadium or Home

Žalgiris Arena is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the New Town of Kaunas, Lithuania. The arena is located on an island of the Nemunas River. It is the largest indoor arena in the Baltics. The arena's maximum possible seating capacity for basketball games is 15,552, and 20,000 spectators for concerts (when the stage is in the middle, and 17,000 when stage is in the side of the arena). The Žalgiris Arena replaced the Kaunas Sports Hall as a major venue in the city.

The Žalgiris Arena is used to host basketball games as well as concerts. The arena's namesake basketball club BC Žalgiris, which currently competes in the domestic LKL and the EuroLeague, uses the facility for all of its European and LKL home fixtures. BC Žalgiris and Žalgiris Arena has had the highest attendance rate in EuroLeague for 2 consecutive seasons (2011-2012 and 2012-2013).

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