Zalgiris Kaunas owner Vladimir Romanov told Lithuanian media last night that, though he knows who his team’s fifth coach of the season on the eve of game four of the Lithuanian League finals, he won’t reveal the name until game time.
Well, today, the prospective list has one fewer name on it: Former assistant coach Gvidonas Markevičius, who led the team practice last night, quit the team this morning.
Though the YouTube clip below is only in Lithuanian, a couple of the exchanges were helpfully translated by BallinEurope’s despondent correspondent from Lithuania, Y.
In the clip, a journalist asks Romanov if he himself wants to coach the match. Romanov retorts, “No, do you?”
When the female journalist turns down what could very well have been an honest job offer, a couple other journalist pipe in to insist that they’d like a shot at the gig, Romanov says, “Well, why don’t you go shoot some, then?”
A bit later, when pressed as to “what miracle Zalgiris will use to win tonight,” the owner outrageously insanely oh-hell-no-adjective suits comes back with “I’m the miracle, haven’t you noticed?” (“Aš stebuklas, jūs nepastebėjote?”)
Game four of the LKL Championship between Zalgiris Kaunas and Lietuvos Rytas tips off at 6.10 CET. You can watch the game live at the L. Rytas website.