The two-month course for basketball managers is intended for any level of basketball executives, coaches, basketball team, and club leaders whose activities are focused on the development of a basketball organization.

The course is delivered in a fully ONLINE mode. The content will be presented by leading world basketball managers – Maurizio Gherardini (Fenerbahce Istanbul), Peter Tutlys (Brands development innovator), Jonas Vainauskas (Former GM of Lietuvos Rytas, Vilnius), Richard Stokes (Head of Euroleague referees), Rimantas Kaukenas (former player of LTU National team) and many others.

After completing the reflections document the course participant is awarded a diploma from International Basketball University and Lithuanian Basketball Coaches Association.

The course composed of 16 video sessions. Overall 40 academic hours.

Online course platform:

Structure of the class: One online class duration is up to 90 min.

Study weekdays: Friday (1 class) and Saturday (1 class)

Structure of the topics: One week covers one topic, which is divided in two classes.

Evaluation: One reflection form (up to 400 words) should be completed on each topic and sent to the course coordinator by email

Diploma awarded: Lithuanian Basketball Coaches Association diploma and International Basketball University diploma.


Entire program of the course

Week 1: Basketball structures development models: from club to federation

Dr. Mindaugas Balciunas, former GM of LTU basketball: Basketball club development innovations.
Dr. Mindaugas Balciunas, former GM of LTU basketball: Analysis of National basketball development models.

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Week 2: Effective employment of club brand and players image

Peter Tutlys: Brand development innovator: What Every General Manager in Basketball must know.
Rimantas Kaukenas, former Elite player: Player image – an effective tool for social communication.

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The Four months course lectors

Maurizio Gherardini

One of the world's leading Basketball general managers (GM). Has been working in NBA and Euroleague teams, leading Canada National Basketball program. The most successful and experienced GM in Europe.

Prof. Rutenis Paulauskas

Leading basketball professor of Lithuania, former LTU national Womens and Youth team head coach, basketball scientist.

Jonas Vainauskas

One of few most successful general managers of Lithuanian teams ever. Has won two titles of Eurocup competitions, led Euroleague team Lietuvos Rytas, Vilnius and became multitime champion of Lithuania numerous time beating famous Zalgirs Kaunas.

Richard Stokes

Euroleague Basketball's Senior Director of Officiating

Dr. Mindaugas Balčiūnas

Former General Secretary of Lithuanian Basketball Federation, founder of IBU, Doctor of basketball science.

Dr. Vydas Gedvilas

President of Lithuanian Basketball Coaches Association, European Champion in Women’s Basketball.

Dr. Laimonas Siupsinskas

Head doctor of Lithuanian National Men’s Team.

Coach Stepas Kairys

Lithuanian Basketball expert, Head coach of Lithuania Highest division teams

Prof. Alejandro Vaquera

FIBA World strength and conditioning expert, professor at LEON University, Spain

Virginijus Praskevicius

European Champion in Eurobasket 2003, former LTU National team player, ex-Euroleague player.

Ex. player Modestas Paulauskas

Olympic Champion, legendary Lithuanian basketball player.

H. dr. Vladas Garastas

Legendary Lithuanian Coach, LTU basketball federation honorary president.