“Lietuvos Rytas” Basketball Team wins Eurocup for 2008 - 2009
13th April 2009
The “Lietuvos Rytas” team celebrating victory in Turin.
Photo courtesy “Lietuvos Rytas”.
On April 5, 2009, the “Lietuvos Rytas” basketball team from Vilnius, Lithuania, at the “Palasport” arena in Turin, Italy, defeated the “Khimki” team from Moscow and carried off the Eurocup trophy
On the right -“Lietuvos Rytas” team
member, Chuck Eidison, most valued
player in Eurocup.
Photo courtesy “Lietuvos Rytas”.
for 2008 – 2009. It is the second time for “Lietuvos Rytas” to win the Eurocup since the start of the Eurocup competition in 2002, the only team to have been able to do so.
The Eurocup win ensures the invitation to “Lietuvos Rytas” to play in the Euroleague for 2009-2010. Euroleague, with 24 teams competing, stands as the highest tier of European basketball. There will now be two Lithuanian teams in Euroleague – “Žalgiris” from Kaunas and “Lietuvos Rytas” from Vilnius. There is also talk that the “Šiauliai” team from Šiauliai could now possibly join Euroleague, making it three Lithuanian teams in Euroleague!
Chuck Eidison, an American playing for “Lietuvos Rytas”, was named as the most valued player in Eurocup 2008 – 2009.

Further information: www.lrytas.lt 06/04/09,     www.eurocupbasketball.com