Lithuanian sharp shooter Arvydas Macijauskas decided to end his career at the age of 30 due to spinal ganglia. Macas hasn’t played for two years since the trial between and him and his last club Olympiacos began. The Reds won the trial and were allowed to terminate the contract without paying a compensation.
Recently Macijauskas was training individually in USA. He was very keen on returning to the national team this year. The player was included in the list of national team’s candidates and was set to start playing with the ‘B’ squad.
However, it later turned out that the only way for him to return to pro basketball is to undergo a surgery and the whole rehabilitation period. That would mean he will be able play again in around one year. Eurobasket 2003 champion decided that it wasn’t worth waiting for so long.
Arvydas Macijauskas’s career
1996-1997 Universitetas-Irvinga Klaipeda
1997-1999 Neptunas Klaipeda
1999-2003 Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius
2003-2005 Tau Ceramica Vitoria
2005-2006 Oklahoma Hornets
2006-2008 Olympiacos Piraeus
LKL champion in 2000 and 2002
LKL All-Star Game MVP in 2003
LKL All-Star Three-Point Shot Contest winner in 2000, 2002 and in 2003
NEBL champion in 2002
NEBL Final Four MVP in 2002
LKL Finals MVP in 2002 and in 2003
Eurobasket 2003 champions
Spanish Cup winner in 2004
Euroleague finalist in 2005
Spanish ACB league finalist in 2005
Greek A1 league runner-up in 2007
Macijauskas was a member of Lithuanian national team through 2003-2004 and in 2006. He won Eurobasket 2003 in Sweden and was a part of the team in Athens Olympics Lithuania’s 4th place finish.