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ABOUT CLUB

The history of basketball club

The first basketball team BUILDING in Jonava was founded in 1969. 1970s Juozas Storpirštis (player, trainer, one of the best basketball judges in Lithuania, since 1964 FIBA ​​judge, since 2000 FIBA ​​commissioner) joined the team in the ranks of one of the most prominent personalities of Jonava basketball. 1980s A new team sponsor is Jonava Furniture Factory Klevas. KLEVAS played in the 2nd basketball league and took 1st place.

 

Since 1983 The team is supported by the Jonava Nitrogen Fertilizer Plant. The most famous players are R.Grigas (ŽALGIRIS backbone coach), A.Paulauskas (Lithuanian women’s basketball team trainer), E. Nickus (LKKA-ATLETAS coach).

1991m In Jonava, the Chemistry Building Trust built a sports complex and began to support the BUILDING team.

1994m CONSTRUCTION started in the Lithuanian basketball league A, took the 2nd place. Since 1991 The team was glorified by D.Maskoliunas (Sydney Olympic champion), R. Butautas (Lithuanian men’s basketball team trainer), R.Brazdauskis (the winner of the Barcelona Olympics), T. Masiulis (Sydney Olympic champion), V. Ginevicius (fourth local winner at the Athens Olympics).

1999 The Jonava Sports Club (headed by V.Vaskevicius) was established, and Jonava Municipality became the general sponsor of the team.

We believe in the power of basketball and its ability to not only bring people together, but also to nurture and grow new talents. The country of Lithuania is well known in the world of basketball. You have all set the example for model professional players. And Jonava is a beautiful town with many enriching opportunities and will surely be a top competitor in the league. We are proud to be here and, together, we can achieve more than ever before.

Former famous players:

ROMANAS BRAZDAUSKIS

RAMŪNAS BUTAUTAS

VIDAS GINEVIČIUS

RIMANTAS GRIGAS

DARIUS MASKOLIŪNAS

TOMAS MASIULIS

EDAS NICKUS

NERIJUS ZABARAUSKAS

ALGIRDAS PAULAUSKAS

ARŪNAS VISOCKAS

MINDAUGAS LEKERAUSKAS

LUKAS BRAZDAUSKIS

ARVYDAS ŠIKŠNIUS

EDGARAS ULANOVAS

Changes of the club names

1999-2006  Jonavos Sporto Klubas

2006-2008  Jonavos „SK Dextera“

2008-2009 Jonavos „SK Malsta“

2009-2013 Jonavos „SK Triobet“

2013-2015 Jonavos „SK Petrochema“

2015-2016 Jonavos „SK Petrochema-Dextera“

2016- Jonavos Sporto klubas

2018- Sintek Jonava