One of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague all-time greats and a four-time continental champion, Sarunas Jasikevicius will be named a Euroleague Basketball Legend on Thursday before the Game of the Week between Zalgiris Kaunas and Real Madrid. A night before receiving his honor, Saras took time to engage in a twitterview – a Twitter interview – where he replied to dozens of questions from our fans about his playing career, Euroleague titles, influences growing up, coaching and many more subjects.
This is how it all started:
Playing for top teams throughout his career, Saras had many fantastic teammates and coaches. One of them, former Euroleague and Eurocup champion Nick Calathes, even made a cameo appearance during the twitterview:
As far as the opponents he faced during his illustrious career, a couple questions had Saras thinking of two point guards he faced back in a day:
As Euroleague Top 16 is about to reach its halfway mark, fans were eager to hear who Saras likes this season to go all the way to Madrid for the Final Four.
This past summer, Jasikevicius started his coaching career as an assistant for Zalgiris head coach Gintaras Krapikas. Here are few thoughts about his new career, and where he hopes it takes him.
Sarunas Jasikevicius left a mark with clubs and their fans wherever he played. But what fan bases left the biggest impression on him?
Jasikevicius has been a role model and someone many youngsters have been looking up to for years. But just like all of them, Saras also had players he was inspired by while growing up.
So, what are the Euroleague moments Jasikevicius will always remember? Is there one of his four titles that he considers his favorite?
A twitterview would not be great without some off-topic, non-basketball questions.
Back to basketball and a take from Jasikevicius on his homeland, the great basketball country of Lithuania, as well as one moment in his career he would like to change:
Saras did not leave before giving some valuable advice to young players: