Sabonis to return to Zalgiris team

  • 1999-01-07
KAUNAS (BNS) - As the lockout in the U.S. National Basketball Association drags on, Lithuanian basketball star Arvydas Sabonis has signed a five-month contract with his old Kaunas basketball club, Zalgiris.Sabonis, who has played for the past three seasons with the NBA's Portland Trailblazers, spurned a more lucrative contract offer from his pre-NBA team, Real Madrid, to play in Kaunas.Zalgiris co-owner Sabtajus Kalmanovicius said the contract "is 25 percent smaller than that proposed by Real Madrid."The team did not disclose the terms of Sabonis' contract, but the Lithuanian media has repo...
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