Zalgiris Kaunas head coach, Sarunas Jasikevicius, talked to the Spanish newspaper “Mundo Deportivo” about his interview with the Toronto Raptors and Barcelona’s offer.
On the Toronto Raptors’ approach: “I had a very nice experience with Toronto, they came to Lithuania to interview me. The truth is that they opened my eyes. It was my first interview with an NBA franchise and I was fascinated. A few days after the Final Four came the call of Masai Ujiri and in ten days they were there to interview me and see what ideas I have.”
On whether he enjoyed that experience: “After two weeks they decided to sign Nick Nurse but it was an unforgettable experience for me. It’s been a while since I spoke to people with such an unusual vision, it was incredible, I think I’ve improved as a person and coach just talking to them. They left me impressed. I did not expect it, I did not think the opportunity would come so soon.”