BC Rytas

Rytas Vilnius is a Lithuanian professional basketball club based in Vilnius, Lithuania. The club was founded in 1997 from another club, Statyba, and has become one of the most successful Lithuanian basketball clubs. Rytas have won two EuroCup titles, six Lithuanian League titles, three Lithuanian Cups and three Baltic Championships. The team plays their home games at the 11,000-seat Avia Solutions Group Arena and the 2,741-seat Jeep Arena.

Rytas Vilnius
NicknameBlack White Reds
LeaguesLithuanian Basketball League
Champions League
Founded1963 (as Statyba) [1]
1997 (as BC Lietuvos rytas)
HistoryStatyba
1963–1997
Statyba-Lietuvos rytas
1997–1998
Lietuvos rytas
1998–2018
Rytas
2018–present
ArenaAvia Solutions Group Arena
Jeep Arena
Capacity10,000[2] (Avia Solutions Group Arena)
2,741 (Jeep Arena)
LocationVilnius, Lithuania
Team colorsBlack, white, red
     
Team managerMantvydas Dabašinskas
Head coachGiedrius Žibėnas
OwnershipDarius Gudelis (main), Vilnius City Municipality, Perlas and Norvelita[3]
Affiliation(s)Perlas (NKL)
Rytas MRU (RKL)
Championships2 EuroCup
6 LKL
3 LKF Cup
2 King Mindaugas Cup
1 North European League
3 Baltic Championships
1 Baltic Presidents Cup
6 Lithuanian SSR League
5 Lithuanian SSR "Sports" Cup
2 USSR A class League
WebsiteOfficial website

Some of the greatest Lithuanian basketball players have played for Rytas over the years including: Šarūnas Marčiulionis, Šarūnas Jasikevičius, Ramūnas Šiškauskas, Arvydas Macijauskas, Jonas Valančiūnas, Martynas Gecevičius, Renaldas Seibutis, Simas Jasaitis, Robertas Javtokas, Darius Songaila, Marijonas Petravičius, Rimantas Kaukėnas, Rimas Kurtinaitis, Gintaras Einikis, Deividas Sirvydis, Rokas Giedraitis, Artūras Gudaitis .

Rytas plays in the FIBA Champions league, Lithuanian Basketball League, and the King Mindaugas Cup.

The team's farm club, Perlas, is used for the development of young players and plays in the second-tier NKL.


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