Jonas MaciulisThe new head-coach of the Russian club UNICA Kazan Valdemeras Chomicius has submitted a shortlist with the players he wants to the UNICS board of directors and amongst others he included the names of his compatriots Jonas Maciulis and Paulius Jankunas.

The Lithuanian coach who replaces the successful Serb coach Aco Petrovic, who led the team to winning the Russian Cup, believes that the two Lithuanians can have a major role in the team while making his job a lot easier.
Jonas Maciulis has stated his desire to leave Zalgiris for a European powerhouse such as CSKA Moscow, Panathinaikos, Real Madrid or Barcelona, so it is doubtful he will settle for a Eurocup level team as UNICS while Paulius Jankunas might be a more realistic targer for UNICS since he does not have a lot of offers from major clubs while his lack of English language knowledge might make the decision to move to Russia easier.
If Zalgiris' new president Romanov will fight to keep these two players is yet unknown.