Toronto Raptors team President Masai Ujiri interviewed Sarunas Jasikevicius about the team's vacant head coaching position, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Toronto President Masai Ujiri interviewed Zalgris (Lithuania) coach Sarunas Jasikevicius for the Raptors head coaching job, league sources tell ESPN. Jasikevicius is a young EuroLeague coaching star and former NBA player.- Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 5, 2018
The 42-year-old has served as head coach of Lithuanian basketball power Zalgiris Kaunas for the past two seasons, leading the team to a third-place EuroLeague finish in the 2017-18 season.
Jasikevicius spent two seasons in the NBA with the Pacers and Warriors from 2005-07. He played alongside Raptors centre Jonas Valanciunas in the Lithuanian Basketball League with BC Lietuvos Rytas in 2010 and with the Lithuanian national team.
Toronto's coaching search could soon be coming to a close with Jasikevicius emerging as a finalist alongside Raptors assistant coach Nick Nurse and Spurs assistant coaches Ettore Messina and Ime Udoka, per Sportsnet's Michael Grange.
Raptors head coach search to be narrowed down to three candidates -- Raptors assistant Nick Nurse, Spurs assistant Ettore Messina, and either Spurs assistant Ime Udoka or Zalgiris Kaunas head coach Sarunas Jasikevicius -- this week. Story forthcoming.- Michael Grange (@michaelgrange) June 5, 2018
Toronto fired head coach Dwane Casey on May 11 after the team was swept in the Eastern Conference semifinals by the Cleveland Cavaliers.