The head coach of the Lithuanian National Team Kestutis Kemzura will probably return to continue his club coaching career in Russia, as news about his negotiations with Lokomotiv Krasnadar have come out.
Despite the fact that Russian media has announced that the club from Southern Russia and the coach have agreed on a one year deal, Kemzura himself has told the Lithuanian basketball website Basketnews.lt, that the contract has not yet been signed.
"Lokomotiv has showed interest in me and we're under negotiations. When might a deal be reached? In the near future”, Kemzura told Basketnews.lt.
The news about Kemzura's new team have come out after Zalgiris signed Ramunas Butautas. After being asked, if he was waiting for an offer from Zalgiris, Kemzura shied away from a straight answer.
"I was open to all offers. I still am, while I am not committed to any team. But the club from Rostov has showed interest and I am considering their proposal", said Kemzura.
The coach has told that he has made himself familiar to the team that awaits him in Russia, the situation of the club.
Kemzura would replace Saso Filipovski, who resigned recently from the team.
Lokomotiv are fifth in the Russian League after 8 rounds with a 4-5 record.
Kemzura would become the second Lithuanian head coach in the Russian Superleague. Valdemaras Chomicius is at the helm of Unics Kazan.
The Lithuanian National Team coach has already worked in Russia. In the 2004-2005 season he trained Spartak St. Petersburg and from the autumn of 2007 until the December of 2008 Kemzura was the coach of Khimki Moscow Region.