The Chinese Basketball Association may sign Jonas Kazlauskas as the new head coach of the Chinese national team.
The 51-year-old Lithuanian was appointed as the assistant coach of the Chinese men's team at the Athens Olympics last year.
He left the job in October after leading China into the top eight in Athens, and returned to Europe directing a Greek team in the champions club.
Jonas became the head coach of the Lithuanian national team in 1997.
He led the team to win the Olympic bronze medal in Sydney in 2000, and was awarded the best coach award in Europe in the same year.
(CRI March 2, 2005)