Spurs Hire Darius Songaila

According to Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News, retired NBA big man Darius Songaila has indicated via social media that he has been hired by the Spurs in a player development role.

The Lithuanian-born Songaila played eight seasons in the NBA from 2003 to 2011 after a stellar career at Wake Forest. He was drafted by the Celtics in 2002 but played a season with CSKA Moscow before coming over to the NBA.

He continued playing professionally overseas from 2011 to 2015 before retiring and becoming an assistant coach for Zalgiris Kaunas in his native country, where he remained before being hired by the Spurs.

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