Croatian coach Ivan Sunara will continue his career in Lithuania after he was appointed as the head coach of Perlas Vilnius, former reserve team of Lietuvos Rytas. The 51-year-old coach is known for making stars and that was the reason why he was brought to the club which has only young player on the roster.
Perlas still has close ties with Lietuvos Rytas and its purpose is to develop players for the former. Rytas will be coached by Drazen anzulovic who is a friend of Ivan Sunara.
Perlas made their debut in LKL last season having won the NKL which is the second division in Lithuania. In the first year in the top flight the club managed to finish 8th and each the play-offs. Perlas faced regular season winner Lietuvos Rytas in the play-offs and was eliminated. The club has higher ambitions for the next season.
Arvydas Macijauskas and Nerijus Zabarauskas will be the assistants of Ivan Sunara who became the third foreign coach in LKL after Drazen Anzulovic of Lietuvos Rytas and Aco Petrovic of Zalgiris.