Pablo Prigioni

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Pablo Prigioni
Pablo Prigioni NYK 2013.jpg
Prigioni, playing with the New York Knicks, in February 2013.
Personal information
Born (1977-05-17) May 17, 1977 (age 40)
Río Tercero, Córdoba, Argentina
Nationality Argentine / Italian[1]
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 1999 / Undrafted
Playing career 1995–2017
Position Point guard
Number 5, 9, 10
Coaching career 2017–present
Career history
As player:
1995–1996 Ramallo
1996–1998 Belgrano San Nicolás
1998–1999 Obras Sanitarias
1999–2001 Fuenlabrada
2001–2003 Lucentum Alicante
2003–2009 Baskonia
2009–2011 Real Madrid
2011–2012 Baskonia
20122015 New York Knicks
2015 Houston Rockets
2015–2016 Los Angeles Clippers
2016–2017 Baskonia
As coach:
2017 Baskonia
Career highlights and awards

As a player:

Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Pablo Prigioni (born May 17, 1977) is an Argentine professional head basketball coach, and a former professional basketball player. At a height of 1.93 m (6'4"),[2] he played at the point guard position. He was a two-time All-EuroLeague selection, and was also a member of the senior Argentine national team that won the bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Professional playing career[edit]

Argentina[edit]

Prigioni began his professional career with Ramallo of the Argentine LNB League during the 1995–96 season. He then moved to Belgrano San Nicolás in 1996, before transferring to Obras Sanitarias in 1998.

Europe[edit]

In 1999, Prigioni moved to the Spanish club Fuenlabrada, where he stayed until 2001. In 2001, Prigioni joined the Spanish club Lucentum Alicante, and he played there until 2003. In 2003, Prigioni joined the EuroLeague team Baskonia. With Baskonia he won several titles, including: 3 Spanish King's Cups in the years 2004, 2006, 2009; 4 Spanish Supercups in the years 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008; and the Spanish League championship in 2008.

In 2009, he joined Real Madrid.[3] In August 2011, he returned to Baskonia, signing a one-year deal.[4]

NBA[edit]

On July 24, 2012, Prigioni signed a one-year contract with the New York Knicks for the rookie minimum.[5] At age 35, Prigioni became the oldest rookie in NBA history, when he made his debut on November 2, 2012. He became the team's starting point guard for the last two months of the 2012–13 season, as well as for the playoffs. In game 6 of the Knicks' first-round playoff series against the Boston Celtics, Prigioni made 3 three-pointers in the first quarter. The Knicks won 88–80, to advance to the second round of the playoffs for the first time in 13 years.[6]

On July 10, 2013, Prigioni re-signed with the Knicks.[7]

On February 19, 2015, Prigioni was traded to the Houston Rockets, in exchange for Alexey Shved, and two second-round draft picks.[8]

On July 20, 2015, the Rockets traded Prigioni, Joey Dorsey, Nick Johnson, Kostas Papanikolaou, a 2016 first-round draft pick, and cash considerations, to the Denver Nuggets, in exchange for Ty Lawson and a 2017 second-round draft pick.[9] Prigioni was immediately waived by Denver, upon being acquired.[9]

On August 3, 2015, Prigioni signed with the Los Angeles Clippers.[10] On January 13, 2016, he had a career-high eight steals against the Miami Heat, which was one shy of the franchise record, held by his head coach, Doc Rivers.[11] On April 8, 2016, he recorded a season-high 13 points, a career-high seven rebounds, and a season-high seven assists, in a 102–99 overtime win over the Utah Jazz.[12]

On July 29, 2016, Prigioni signed with the Houston Rockets, returning to the franchise for a second stint.[13] However, he was waived by the Rockets on October 24, 2016, after appearing in five preseason games with them.[14]

Return to Europe and retirement[edit]

On December 5, 2016, Prigioni returned to Baskonia, signing with them for the rest of the season.[15] He officially retired from his professional basketball playing career on January 9, 2017.[16][17] During his pro club career, Prigioni played in 10 EuroLeague seasons, in which he had career averages of 6.1 points, 4.3 assists, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.7 steals per game,[18] and in 4 NBA seasons, in which he had career regular-season averages of 3.5 points, 2.8 assists, 1.9 rebounds, and 1.0 steals per game.[19]

Professional coaching career[edit]

On 16 June 2017, Prigioni began his coaching career, when he signed a two-year deal with Baskonia, to become their new head coach.[20] However, on October 26, Prigioni stepped down as Baskonia head coach, after having a 0–3 start in the EuroLeague and a 2–3 start in the Liga ACB.[21][22]

National team career[edit]

As a member of the Argentine senior men's national basketball team, Prigioni played at the 2006 FIBA World Championship. He won silver medals at the 2003 FIBA Americas Championship and 2007 FIBA Americas Championship. Prigioni was also a member of the Argentina national team that competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics and won the bronze medal. He also won the bronze medal at the 2009 FIBA Americas Championship, and the gold medal at the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship.

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

Led the league

EuroLeague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2003–04 Baskonia 20 10 22.7 .452 .409 .810 2.1 4.0 1.9 .2 6.0 8.9
2004–05 Baskonia 21 7 19.5 .394 .313 .893 2.0 3.0 1.1 .0 4.4 6.6
2005–06 Baskonia 25 22 27.1 .462 .368 .837 2.1 6.2 2.2 .0 5.8 11.7
2006–07 Baskonia 23 13 25.3 .442 .352 .913 2.8 4.7 2.5 .0 6.6 11.6
2007–08 Baskonia 25 2 23.7 .375 .327 .902 2.7 4.1 1.5 .0 7.0 9.0
2008–09 Baskonia 21 19 26.6 .433 .427 .545 2.5 4.3 1.5 .0 6.4 9.5
2009–10 Real Madrid 20 19 27.6 .422 .328 .861 2.5 4.3 1.5 .1 7.0 10.1
2010–11 Real Madrid 18 13 25.5 .370 .344 .762 2.6 3.4 1.4 .0 5.4 8.8
2011–12 Baskonia 10 6 28.6 .439 .308 .846 3.2 4.6 2.2 .0 7.3 12.8
2016–17 Baskonia 3 0 8.7 .000 .000 .000 1.7 2.0 .7 .0 0.0 1.7
Career 186 111 24.7 .419 .351 .831 2.5 4.3 1.7 .0 6.1 9.6

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012–13 New York 78 18 16.2 .455 .396 .880 1.8 3.0 .9 .0 3.5
2013–14 New York 66 27 19.4 .461 .464 .917 2.0 3.5 1.0 .0 3.8
2014–15 New York 43 3 18.5 .422 .374 .846 1.9 2.4 1.2 .0 4.7
2014–15 Houston 24 0 17.7 .343 .275 .867 1.6 2.8 1.1 .0 3.0
2015–16 L.A. Clippers 59 3 13.9 .374 .295 .875 1.9 2.2 .9 .0 2.5
Career 270 51 16.9 .425 .379 .872 1.9 2.8 1.0 .0 3.5

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013 New York 11 10 20.9 .395 .433 .500 1.5 3.2 1.3 .1 4.5
2015 Houston 17 0 17.2 .333 .293 .750 1.1 2.3 .9 .0 3.1
2016 L.A. Clippers 5 0 5.2 .0 .0 .0 0.6 1.4 .0 .0 .0
Career 33 10 16.6 .343 .342 .2 1.2 2.5 .9 .0 3.1

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

Pro career[edit]

Argentine national team[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ACB.com Pablo Prigioni Varios Doble nacionalidad Argentina-Italia (in Spanish).
  2. ^ PRIGIONI, PABLO HEIGHT: 1.93.
  3. ^ "Comunicado oficial: Oleson al Caja Laboral; Prigioni y Vidal al Real Madrid". baskonia.com. 24 August 2009. Archived from the original on 27 August 2009. Retrieved 6 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "Caja Laboral brings back Prigioni". EuroLeague. August 24, 2011. Retrieved December 6, 2016. 
  5. ^ Knicks Sign Pablo Prigioni
  6. ^ Knicks at Celtics, May 3, 2013
  7. ^ Pablo's Back! Knicks Re-Sign The Argentine Point Guard
  8. ^ "Rockets Acquire K.J. McDaniels and Pablo Prigioni". NBA.com. February 19, 2015. Retrieved February 19, 2015. 
  9. ^ a b "Nuggets Acquire Joey Dorsey, Nick Johnson, Kostas Papanikolaou, Pablo Prigioni, Cash Considerations and First Round Pick From Houston". NBA.com. July 20, 2015. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  10. ^ "L.A. Clippers sign Pablo Prigioni". NBA.com. August 3, 2015. Retrieved August 5, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Clippers win 10th straight, beat Heat 104-90 without Jordan". NBA.com. January 13, 2016. Retrieved January 14, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Crawford scores 30, including winner to lead Clippers". NBA.com. April 8, 2016. Retrieved April 9, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Rockets Sign Free Agent Pablo Prigioni". NBA.com. July 29, 2016. Retrieved July 29, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Rockets Waive Pablo Prigioni". NBA.com. October 24, 2016. Retrieved October 24, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Baskonia brings back legendary playmaker Prigioni". EuroLeague.net. EuroLeague. December 5, 2016. Retrieved December 5, 2016. 
  16. ^ Pablo Prigioni announces retirement.
  17. ^ Pablo Prigioni announces his retirement.
  18. ^ PRIGIONI, PABLO Stats.
  19. ^ Pablo Prigioni Per Game.
  20. ^ "Baskonia names Prigioni new head coach". EuroLeague.net. 16 June 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017. 
  21. ^ "Prigioni steps down as Baskonia coach". EuroLeague.net. 25 October 2017. Retrieved 25 October 2017. 
  22. ^ "Baskonia, Pablo Prigioni officially part ways". Sportando. 26 October 2017. Retrieved 26 October 2017. 

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