Jonas Kazlauskas is counting his last hours at the helm of CSKA Moscow. Although the Russian club has a team option to extend the contract with the 57-year-old specialist for next year, Eurohoops.net is reporting that CSKA will not use it.
The Lithuanian coach led CSKA to yet another triumphal finish in the Russian League (PBL), the Russian Cup and the VTB League, but saw his team collapse against Olympiacos in the Euroleague final, in which the Russian side allowed a big lead to slip away and were forced to concede defeat.
CSKA last won the Euroleague in 2008 under coach Ettore Messina, who is said to be at the top of the club’s wish list to replace Kazlauskas. However, the current Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach is unlikely to return to Moscow.