Thursday, May 28, 2009

Zalgiris paid off salaries, Maciulis to leave

Zalgiris Kaunas managed to pay off all their players and coaches' salaries according to Vladimir Romanov's investment bank injected 5 million lytas into the accounts of the team so that the salaries of all the players that were owed money to were paid off in full.

All the players of Zalgiris became free agents in January but some remained with the team to finish the season. GM of the club Paulius Motiejunas said that all the contracts will be renegotiated and there will be reductions in the contracts of the order of 25%

The interest here focuses on the star of the team, Jonas Maciulis(1,98-SF) who said that he wants to play for a foreign team next season. He mentioned the names of Real, Barcelona, CSKA or Panathinaikos regarding the teams that he wants to play in. Maciulis averaged 14 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists in 10 games for Zalgiris in the Euroleague.

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