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Jannero Pargo


Jannero Pargo is a basketball coach and former basketball player from the United States. Jannero Pargo serves as an assistant coach for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Early Life

Jannero Pargo was born on October 22, 1979, in Chicago, Illinois, the United States. His sun sign is Libra and is currently 44 years old as of 2024. The basketball coach celebrated his birthday on the 22nd of October each year.

He belongs to the African-American ethnicity and he holds US nationality. In addition, he is a Christian by religion.

Caption: Jannero Pargo’s childhood photo with his father (Source: Familytron)

The names of his parents are Jannero Brown and Charlie Mae Pargo. In addition, he was raised with his two siblings Jeremy Pargo and Kizzy Parg. Meanwhile, his brother is also a professional basketball player.


In 1998, he graduated from Chicago’s Paul Robeson High School. After completing his high school education, he enrolled at the University of Arkansas.  Pargo transferred from Neosho County Community College in Chanute, Kansas, to the University of Arkansas in 2000.

At Arkansas, he received praise for casually dribbling across the half-court line and sinking a long 3-pointer. During his stint, he had multiple 30-point games and was ahead of his time by shooting 3-pointers from wherever on the basketball court and making them, which has become typical in the NBA.

Professional Career

Jannero Pargo was pick-up in the 2002 NBA draft and signed a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers the same year and stayed till 2004. Later, he played for several NBA teams such as the Toronto Raptors, Chicago Bulls, and New Orleans Hornets until 2008.

He then signed a one-year contract with Russian League team Dynamo Moscow. In January 2009, he received a buyout from his Russian team and joined Olympiacos of the Greek League. Olympiacos released him on May 5, 2009. In the Euroleague, he averaged 3.5 points and 1.4 assists per game.

Return to NBA

On July 13, 2009, he signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Bulls, and on September 24, 2014, he signed with the New Orleans Hornets. Because of his poor recovery from knee surgery, he was dismissed before the start of the regular season.

He re-signed with the Bulls on March 20, 2011, but was released on December 16, the following year. Later, he signed with the Atlanta Hawks on December 20, 2011, then joined the Washington Wizards on October 1, 2012.

Caption: Jannero Pargo dribbling the ball (Source: Yahoo Sports)

On November 15, 2012, he was released by the Wizards to create a place for Shaun Livingston, and on January 21, 2013, he signed a 10-day deal with the Atlanta Hawks after injuries to Lou Williams and Devin Harris ruined their depth at the point guard position. On February 2, 2013, he signed a second 10-day deal with the Hawks, and on March 14, 2013, he signed a 10-day contract with the Charlotte Bobcats.

He signed a second 10-day deal with the Bobcats on March 24, 2013, then signed for the rest of the season on April 3, 2013. On July 25, 2014, he re-signed with the Charlotte Hornets and became the first modern-day player to play for both the New Orleans Hornets and the Charlotte Hornets teams in his 2014-2015 season debut on November 9, 2014. The Hornets released him on February 4, 2015.

NBA Development League and The Basketball 

On February 2, 2016, Pargo was acquired by the Oklahoma City Blue and made his debut in a 122-117 defeat against the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, posting 13 points, one rebound, and two assists in 16 minutes off the bench. Blue released him on February 23rd, 2017.

In the summer of 2017, he competed in The Basketball Tournament on ESPN for team A Few Good Men (Gonzaga Alumni), scoring 21 points in his only game. He assisted in getting team A Few Good Men to the Super 16 round, where they were defeated by Team Challenge ALS 77-60.

Coaching Career

On September 15, 2017, he was named an assistant coach for the NBA G League’s Windy City Bulls. Pargo was named an assistant coach for the Portland Trail Blazers on July 1, 2019. He was named an assistant coach for the Indiana Pacers on August 9, 2021.

Net Worth 2024

As of 2023, his net worth is around $3.5 million while he is currently paid around $1.4 million per year through his current team as a coach. He has made a good sum of money through his basketball and coaching career and lives a lavishing lifestyle.

Relationship Status

Jannero Pargo is divorced and a single man at the moment. Previously, he was married to his wife Laquisha better known as Malaysia who was a basketball wives series star until her divorce in December 2012. Jannero Pargo Jr., their firstborn, and twins Jayden and Jayla Pargo are the couple’s three children.

Caption: Jannero Pargo with his kids (Source: YouTube)

After eight years of a relationship, the couple decided to call it quits due to a disagreement. According to a source, the primary cause for the divorce was Malaysia’s romance with Diddy’s former rapper turned pastor Mase. It was also revealed that Mase filed for divorce from his wife the same year.

When Mase launched his new single with Malaysia as the major protagonist in the music video, the suspicions became true. Following their divorce, Pargo was required to pay a total of $15380 each month in spousal and child support. Jannero also had to pay a total of $25000 for his attorney’s fees. There is currently no information on Pargo’s romantic relationships.

Jannero Pargo – Body Measurements

Jannero Pargo

Caption: Jannero Pargo playing golf (Source: Instagram)

This American basketball coach is 6 feet 1 inches tall (1.85 m) and weighs around 79 kg (175 lbs). Moreover, he has dark brown hair with dark brown eyes colour while his other body measurement is under review.

Social Media

On his Instagram page ‘@jpargo5’ there are over 10.7k followers. Likewise, there are over 4.5k followers on his Twitter page ‘@jpargo1’ and he is not active on Facebook.