After sacking Darius Maskoliūnas and handing the helm of the club to players, Žalgiris Kaunas will hire Aco Petrović as their new head coach for one season with another one as option. The 50-year-old Serbian was one of the top names on the table for the Greens, alongside Rimas Kurtinaitis, Stevan Karadžić and Aleksandar Trifunović. The reigning BBL champions have already sent the contract to Petrović, who will sign very soon.
Petrović coached Crvena Zvezda last season for just two months following financial problems. The team then failed to win any competition and lost to rivals Partizan in Serbian league's playoff semi-finals. His previous clubs include FMP Železnik, Hemofarm Vršac, Lokomotiv Rostov (now Kuban) and UNICS Kazan.