Jonas vainauskas

Basketball general manager


During my years of managing basketball clubs, we achieved the most important and biggest victories, including becoming champions of many locals and international competitions, as well as more than 200 victories of international games.


Lithuanian Basketball Federation
Seasons 1998|2009 | 2010

LKL League

Lithuanian Basketball League
Seasons 2000 | 2002 | 2006|
2009 | 2010

NEBL League

Northern European Basketball League
Season 2002


Champion Seasons 2005 | 2009 Finalist 2007

BBL League

Baltic Basketball League
Elite Division
Seasons 2006 | 2008 | 2009


Baltic Basketball League
Season 2009

EURO League

Top 16 Seasons 2001 | 2006 | 2008 | 2010 | 2011

about me

From the very childhood, my passion for the game of basketball has been very strong. I have spent most of my adult life working as a professional basketball manager in the “Basketball Land” of Lithuania. Winning my first european cup at the age of 24, have defined my path in life. I have earned my BA in international busiess from Tallinn’s (CIUE), followed by multiple masters training programs internationally. My source of strenght and inspiration are my two daughter, Atene and Ona. Besides basketball, I love reading, theatre, jazz music and cooking.

Professional and personal achievements

Director of Operations at BC Lietkabelis

It was a pleasure working with one of the most well know basketball organization in Lithuanian basketball scene. Whilst serving as the general manager, we have had many great moments and wins, as well as witnessing the club’s growth, was a significant achievent

Presidential Award Cerimony

It was a great privilege to receive the Order of Merit for Lithuania from the president of Lithuania Valdas Adamkus, for the service and the achievements achieved with the BG Lietuvos Rytas.

Meeting with Jordi Bertomeu

As the BC Lietuvos Rytas general manager, it has enabled me to meet with the top basketball people in the European basketball scene. Having the meeting with Euroleague’s boss was an incredible experience.

"The Golden Age of Vilnius Basketball"

In 2005 first international trophy for the city of Vilnius and Lietuvos Rytas club.
In 2007, another great European cup compain where Lietuvos rytas reched its second final losing to all mighty Real Madrid in highly competitive match in a sellout Charleroi arena with atleast 3000 lithuanian fans in attendance.

2009 was another exceptional year, where Lietuvos rytas made history once again by making it to final hosted by italian city of Turin.
The Underdogs Lietuvos Rytas, with a budget of 2.2 million euros defeated Khimki Moscow region (budget 40 million) in one of the most iconic european basketball encounters.

Development of Ghana National Basketball Strategy

The Ghana Basketball Association (GBBA) and the Lithuanian Basketball Federation (LBF) have commenced a process to develop a national basketball strategy for the country.

The strategy was aimed to lead to the development of talents from the tertiary level and the establishment of a national basketball team.

organizations worked for

work experience

General Manager of BC Lietuvos Rytas (Lithuania)

Sport Director at Uni-Riesen Leipzig (Germany)

Expert Commentator ABC Spanish League at Sporto TV – Expert Commentator Lithuania National Team Selection at Sport 1 TV

General Manager of BC Dzukija

Video Blog “Krepsinis Pagal Jona”

Sport Consultant Football Club Jonava

Creative Director at Lithuanian Football Federation

Director and Shareholder at Lietkabelis Basketball Club

General Manager of BC Liepaja

Founder and General Manager at Ignalina Vilkakalnis (Lithuania)

National team of the Republic of Ghana

General Manager at M basket Mazeikiai (Lithuania)

General Manager at Basketball Club Olimpas Palanga (Lithuania)

What i can do for you

Here’s how I can put my decades of experience to work for your basketball organization

Counseling to new GM

Counseling and Advisory Service to the newly appointed GM and/or the entire organization.

Selection Process

Explaining selection process for: Players (by position), selection of Head Coach and Assistant Coaches.

Staff Selection

Selecting strength and conditioning coach, medical personnel and staff.

Home Game

Organizing and supervising home games.

Away Games

Organization and supervision of games played away from home.


Season ticket sales (pricing, distribution channels).

Media Relations

Media relations (season media plan).


Attraction of new sponsors and consolidation of current sponsors.


Organization and supervision of programs for the community, children and youth teams.

Team Preparation

Team tactical and psychological preparation


Individual and team practices


Connecting the club to like-minded organizations around the world.

Team Management

Managing expectations between owners (the club) and performers (the team).

Videos & interviews

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