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Jannero Pargo | Biography

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  • Full Name Jannero Pargo
  • Occupation Basketball Assistant Coach, Former NBA Player
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Birth Date Oct 22, 1979
  • Age 43 Years, 1 Months
Player Development Assistant for the Indiana Pacers

Jannero Pargo | Biography

Former Assistant Coach for the Portland Trail Blazers and Windy City Bulls

Pargo serves as a player development assistant for the Pacers now. He was hired on 9 August 2021, after an impressive 11 seasons career with the NBA for teams such as Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls, New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards, Atlanta Hawks, and Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets.  Before joining the Pacers, Pargo served as an assistant coach for the Portland Trail Blazers for 2 years. He also coached the Windy City Bulls for two seasons from 2017 to 2019 for the NBA G League as an assistant coach.


American professional basketball player Jannero Pargois is a player development assistant for the Indiana Pacers.

Early life and Education

Jannero Pargo was born on 22 October 1979, in Chicago, Illinois. As of now, his age is 42 years, as of 5 December 2021. 

Pargo graduated from the Paul Robeson High School, Chicago in 1998. After that, he went to the Neosho County Community College in Chanute, Kansas, where he began playing college basketball. In 2000, he transferred to the University of Arkansas. There, he developed his basic skills as a potential professional basketball player.

Career

Immediately after graduating from the University of Arkansas, on 26 July 2002, Pargo was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Los Angeles Lakers. He played for the Lakers professionally from 2002 to 2004.

He briefly played for Toronto Raptors in 2004 before joining Chicago Bulls. After playing for Chicago Bulls for 2 years, he joined New Orleans Hornets from 2007 to 2008 and returned back to Chicago Bulls on 13 July 2009, and played for the team through 2010.

During a match in 2008 with New Orleans Hornets, he came to the attention as he came off the bench for Chris Paul. In 12 playoff games, he managed to average 10.3 points and hit three-points shots in the semi-finals of the Western Conference against the Spurs. From January 2009, Pargo signed a one-year contract with a European team Dynamo Moscow in a $3.8 million contract.

Eventually, he was released from the Russian League team in January 2009. Pargo went on to sign with the Greek League club Olympiacos Piraeus and played for the club till 5 May 2019. He had 1.4 assists per game and averaged 3.5 points in the Euroleague. On 24 September 2010, he was again signed by the New Orleans Hornets but had to release him shortly due to his slow recovery from the knee injury.

After being re-signed by the Chicago Bulls for the third time on 20 March 2011, he played the team from 16 December 2011 and then signed with the Atlanta Hawks on 20 December 2011. On 1 October 2012, Jannero signed with the Washington Wizards after being waived from the Hawks. But he was released by the Wizards within a short time of one and half months on 15 November 2012, to make room for Shaun Livingston.

From January 2013 to August 2013, Pargo signed multiple 10-day contracts with Atlanta Hawks and Charlotte Bobcats before finally signing a one-year deal with Charlotte Bobcats (renamed as Charlotte Hornets in April 2014). On 21 January 2013, Pargo signed a 10-day contract with Atlanta Hawks after injuries to Devin Harris and Lou Williams. He signed another 10-day contract with the same team on 2 February 2013.

He also signed 2 10-day contracts with Charlotte Bobcats on 14 March 2013, and 24 March 2013. He signed a one-year contract with Charlotte Hornets on 25 July 2014, for $1.4 million. He became the first modern-day player to play the franchises of both New Hornets and Charlotte Hornets after a playoff on 9 November 2014. He was released by the Charlotte Hornets on February 4, 2015. Pargo joined the Oklahoma City Blue on 2 February 2016. He debuted for the Blue on March 31 of the same year in a 122-117 loss to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. In 2017, he was waived by the team.

He serves as a player development assistant for the Pacers now. He was hired on 9 August 2021, after an impressive 11 seasons career with the NBA for teams such as Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls, New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards, Atlanta Hawks, and Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets.

Before joining the Pacers, Pargo served as an assistant coach for the Portland Trail Blazers for 2 years. He also coached the Windy City Bulls for two seasons from 2017 to 2019 for the NBA G League as an assistant coach.

Net Worth

According to Celebritynetworth, Jannero Pargo has an estimated net worth of $3.5 million USD. He makes $2 million per annum as a salary.

Wife

Pargo was married to actress Malaysia Pargo. Malaysia is best known for featuring in Ludacris’ music video Splash Waterfalls in 2004. She was also featured in The Eric Andre Show in 2012, and Basketball Wives in 2010.

The pair got married in 2006. The marriage ended with a divorce after 8 years on May 23, 2014, following a 17-month-long separation. Malaysia initiated the divorce.

Children

Pargo and his ex-wife Malaysia share three children. Their first child was born in 2007 and twins were born in 2011. 

Jannero has a brother named Jeremy. Just like his brother, Jeremy is also a professional basketball player. 

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