Zalgiris’ foreigners set to return to USA 10
As the US Department of State announced their travel recommendations for Americans on Thursday, the foreigners playing in Zalgiris reacted to the news.
All Americans are recommended to return to their motherland, therefore Thomas Walkup, Zach LeDay, K.C. Rivers and Nigel Hayes all decided to leave Lithuania for USA.
Last Friday, EuroLeague announced suspending the tournament indefinitely, while the board of the Lithuanian Basketball League took the decision to outright end the championship. Zalgiris decided to allow their players and coaches leave the team indefinitely, until the situation is taken under control.
Jock Landale took the opportunity to return to Australia immediately, while Martinas Geben decided to leave to the US, where his wife lives.
EuroLeague president Jordi Bertomeu sent out a letter stating that the tournament would be continued no earlier than the 11th of April, but it’s highly likely that the date will be pushed back even further.