Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius and Neptūnas Klaipėda will not play in the VTB United League next season, the Lithuanian Basketball League and the clubs' management announced on Friday.
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LBL President Remigijus Milašius said the Vilnius club's decision came in response to Vilnius Municipality Council's recently-expressed position that the club would risk losing municipal support if it played in the Russian league.

Meanwhile Neptūnas Klaipėda reasoned that it would not be capable of playing alone in three leagues.

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