It is the end of an era in Prienai. Virginijus Šeškus, Prienai head coach since 2008 with one season exception, stepped down and is being replaced by 36-year-old Mantas Šernius.

Šernius coached NKL team Žalgiris-2 Kaunas last season and came back to "Betsafe–LKL" as head coach after three seasons, when he worked in Pasvalys Pieno žvaigždės. Šernius sis also head coach of Lithuania women's national team.

"We were looking for young and promising Lithuanian coach. We are happy that we were able to reach agreement with Mantas", said Prienai director Adomas Kubilius.