Rimantas Kaukenas announced his retirement

Rimantas Kaukenas took to Instagram and revealed his decision to put an end to his 18-year career in basketball.

“This is it……… !!!! It’s officially over… I am retiring from basketball. I have so much to say, so many people to thank, that I am afraid that I will forget to thank everyone who influenced and helped me in my basketball career. So I will choose to thank you and share all things with you during the Charitable basketball game between Reggio Emilia and UCAM Murcia at Pala Bigi in Reggio Emilia!!!

During the halftime symbolically the veterans of Lithuanian National Team will play Italian Ex National Team players to raise funds for children battling cancer!!! Please come to my last game in Reggio Emilia on the 21st of September at 20:30, where I will step on the court for the last time,” the 41-year-old guard wrote.

Kaukenas was a four-time Italian League champion with Montepaschi Siena and a two-time Lithuanian League champion with Lietuvos Ritas (2002) and Zalgiris Kaunas (2013), while he also won the bronze medal with Lithuania in the 2007 EuroBasket.