Jannero Pargo is an American professional assistant coach and former player in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

He played in the NBA as a point guard and shooting guard. Teams he played for include the Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls, Atlanta Hawks, and more.

He started coaching when he retired from playing in 2017. Teams he has coached for include the Windy City Bulls. As of 2021, he is an assistant coach for the Indiana Pacers.

Position Point Guard
Height / weight 1.85 m / 79 kg
Born 22 Oct 1979
Nationality United States United States
Team History
207 chicago bulls Chicago 2009 - 2010
Dynamo Moscow 2008 - 2009
221 new orleans pelicans New Orleans 2006 - 2008
207 chicago bulls Chicago 2003 - 2006
27 los angeles lakers Los Angeles 2002 - 2003
206 toronto raptors Toronto 2003

Personal Life and Bio

Pargo was born on October 22, 1979, in Chicago, Illinois. He is a right-handed player and he stands 6 feet 11 inches tall or 1.85 meters. His weight is listed at 175 pounds or 79 kilograms. He has work jersey numbers 12, 2, 15, 7, and 5.

He is the brother of fellow professional basketball player Jeremy Pargo.

Jeremy plays in the Israeli Premier League. Jannero is divorced and once lived with his ex-wife, Malaysia, in Riverwoods, Illinois.

High School and College Career

Pargo attended the Paul Robeson High School in Chicago. He then went on to study at the Neosho County Community College before eventually transferring to the University of Arkansas where he played for the Razorbacks basketball team.

While in college, he was known for his three-pointers. He attended Arkansas from 2000 to 2002.

First Time with the NBA

He declared for the NBA in 2002 but went undrafted during the 2002 NBA Draft. He would later be signed on by the Los Angeles Lakers and he would be with them from 2002 to 2004. He made his debut on the NBA court on October 29, 2002.

After his time with the Lakers and during the next four years, he would play for the Chicago Bulls, New Orleans Hornets, and the Toronto Raptors.

The Greek and Russian League

In 2008, Pargo was offered a $3.8 million contract by Dynamo Moscow in the Russian League. He would later also play for the Olympiacos of the Greek League. While he was in the EuroLeague, he only averaged 3.5 points per game.

The NBA Once More

When he was released from his contract with the EuroLeague teams, Pargo went back to the NBA and signed and played for the NBA team including the Chicago Bulls, Atlanta Hawks, and the Washington Wizards.

Towards the end of his playing career, he played for the Charlotte Hornets and with the NBA G-League team, the Oklahoma City Blue.

Assistant Coach Pargo

After he was released from his contract with Oklahoma City, Pargo took on the role of assistant coach for another G-League Team, the Windy City Bulls. He would also go on to coach for the Portland Trail Blazers.

As of 2021, Pargo is an assistant coach for the Indiana Pacers.

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