BC Lietuvos rytas

2012/13: Group D, 5th place

2012/13: Group A, 7th place

2012/13: Finale, 2nd place

The BC Lietuvos Rytas is the major basketball club from the Lithuanian capital Vilnius. It belongs next to Zalgiris Kaunas at the two top basketball clubs in Lithuania. In addition to the Lithuanian LKL the club plays in the VTB League and permanently in the European club competitions. The name donated the largest Lithuanian daily Lietuvos Rytas, which ( together with TV3 ) has, inter alia, its own sports hall and Lietuvos Rytas Television. The club takes part in the game operation of the Lithuanian LKL, VTB and the Euro League ( 2012/ 13).


BC Lietuvos Rytas was founded in 1964 in the Soviet period under the name Statyba and participated in 17 Soviet championships. The best finish was a third place in the season 1978 / 79th Under the old name of the club took after the independence of Lithuania in four LBL championships. Again, the best finish a third place in the season 1993 / 94th

After the takeover of the club by the largest Lithuanian daily Lietuvos Rytas 1997, the club became the main opponent of BC Zalgiris Kaunas traditional clubs in the National League. The two teams make the national championship regularly among themselves and play a leading role in the European competitions. With the new Club Sponsor and the periodic successes one. So was 2000 for the first time, the Lithuanian Championships are won. This success could be repeated in 2002.

Other important steps in the history of the club took place in 2004. This year, the new Siemens Arena could be obtained. In the same year won the ULEB Cup LRytas his first European title. In 2007 the club was in the finals of ULEB Euro Cup, but failed to Real Madrid. The most successful year in the club's history was the year 2009 when you next to the Lithuanian Championship BBL won and chose the final of the ULEB Euro Cup after beating BK Khimki for themselves.


  • Winning the ULEB Cup / ULEB Eurocup: 2005, 2009
  • Lithuanian champion: 2000, 2002, 2006, 2009, 2010
  • Winning the NEBL: 2002
  • Baltic Champion 2006, 2007, 2009

Current squad

Well-known and important former players

  • Šarūnas Marciulionis
  • Artūras Karnišovas
  • Sarunas Jasikevicius
  • Arvydas Macijauskas
  • Ramūnas Siskauskas
  • Kestutis Šeštokas
  • Robertas Javtokas
  • Simas Jasaitis
  • Frederick House
  • Tomas Delininkaitis
  • Matthew Nielsen

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