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Rytas Vilnius announced that the club parted ways with coach Donaldas Kairys following the elimination in the Lithuanian Cup quarterfinal stage with a blowout loss (105 – 78) to Juventus Utena.
“We’d like to apologize for the recent results of the team, which don’t satisfy either the club or the Vilnius basketball community,” Rytas chairman Darius Gudelis said per the club. “Therefore, there couldn’t be any other decision after this match. We believe in Donaldas and his work but change is inevitable by looking at the results.”
Rytas is 1-4 in the Group E of the Basketball Champions League and eliminated from playoff contention in the Basketball Champions League. In the Lithuanian League, the team is third in the standings with a 9 – 5 record.