Basketball Coach

Antanas Sireika

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Age 67
Birthday May 111956
Birth Sign Taurus
City Lithuania
Country Lithuania
Profession Basketball Coach

Antanas Sireika is a famous Basketball Coach, born on May 11, 1956 in Lithuania. As of December 2022, Antanas Sireika’s net worth is $5 Million. He and his team received Olympic Bronze medals in 2000.

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Spouse Aurelija Sireikienė
Children(s) Arnoldas Sireika, Toma Sireikaitė

Antanas Sireika Biography

Lithuanian professional basketball coach known for his time with the Lithuanian national basketball team. Antanas Sireika (born May 11, 1956 in Bazilionai) is a professional Lithuanian basketball coach..

He was raised in Bazilionai, Lithuania.

The Lithuanian national basketball team traditionally replaces the head coach with his assistant, this happened when Vladas Garastas was replaced by his assistant coach Jonas Kazlauskas. The story was repeated in 2001, when the successor of Kazlauskas was his assistant coach Antanas Sireika. He was born in Šiauliai, and a big part of his basketball career was spent there. Sireika played for Šiauliai, later he became the playing head coach of the team, in 1994 he ended his career as a player, and started coaching full-time. Big results came fast, the underdog Šiauliai, became 3rd-place winners in the LKL. In 1997, Kazlauskas became head coach of the Lithuanian national basketball team, and invited Sireika to join the squad as his assistant. In 2001, Kazlauskas retired from the national team, and gave his place to Sireika. With Sireika, the Lithuanian national basketball team won their first EuroBasket gold medals after Lithuania’s independence in 1991 (the first titles came in 1937 and 1939).

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The same year, Sireika made an important decision: he left his home in Šiauliai, and moved to Kaunas, to coach Žalgiris Kaunas. He won three LKL titles in a row in 2003, 2004 and 2005. At the 2004 Summer Olympics, Sireika coached the Lithuanian team to a 4th place with a memorable win against the United States.

Antanas Sireika Net Worth

Antanas Sireika is one of the richest Basketball Coach & listed on most popular Basketball Coach. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Antanas Sireika‘s net worth $5 Million.

Net Worth $5 Million
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Source of Income Basketball Coach
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He began his coaching career in 1995 with Siauliai.

The same year, Sireika made an important decision: he left his home in Šiauliai, and moved to Kaunas, to coach Žalgiris Kaunas. He won three LKL titles in a row in 2003, 2004 and 2005. At the 2004 Summer Olympics, Sireika coached the Lithuanian team to a 4th place with a memorable win against the United States.

In EuroBasket 2005, Lithuania was named as one of the contenders to win gold and defend their 2003 title, Lithuanian team finished first in the group and entered quarter finals, where they lost 47–63 to France led by Tony Parker. Lithuanian team took 5th place and even more criticism was aimed at Sireika. He had his last chance at an FIBA World Championship in 2006. Lithuania finished 3rd in the group entering 1/8 finals. In the quarterfinals they were defeated by Spain, and in fifth through eighth place games they lost to Turkey, Lithuania took 7th place, and Sireika resigned.

In 2006 summer, UNICS Kazan introduced Sireika as their new head coach, the Lithuanian trio: Lavrinovič brothers and Saulius Štombergas led Unics into ULEB Cup semifinals, but the team lost to Real Madrid and did not enter the final. In the Russian Basketball Super League, UNICS surprised the league by finishing 2nd after the EuroLeague champions CSKA Moscow, and overcoming teams like Dynamo Moscow, Khimki and Triumph Lyubertsy. The 2007–08 season did not start out well, as Russia’s basketball experts had expected, UNICS was 8th in the Russian Super League, Sireika was dismissed from the head coaching position and moved to assistant.

Who is Antanas Sireika dating?

According to our records, Antanas Sireika married to Aurelija Sireikienė. As of May 2022, Antanas Sireika’s is not dating anyone.

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Facts & Trivia

Ranked on the list of most popular Basketball Coach. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in Lithuania. Antanas Sireika celebrates birthday on May 11 of every year.

In 2008 season Lietuvos rytas Vilnius haven’t won anything, all domestic titles were lost to Žalgiris Kaunas. A few weeks after their loss in LKL finals, Lietuvos rytas Vilnius started to build a new team dismissing many former players, Aleksandar Trifunović was dismissed as head coach, and Sireika was signed as the head coach. But just after 2 months, he resigned and returned to Šiauliai to become their head coach.

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