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Pablo Prigioni
Pablo Prigioni
Position: -
Born: 05/17/77
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:179 lbs. / 81.6 kg.
Earnings: $6,200,224 ($6,747,236*)
Facundo Campazzo: Aside from being super happy about becoming an NBA player, I’m also ecstatic about doing it so with the Nuggets. There was mild interest from New York and Minnesota made a hard run at my services with my friend Pablo Prigioni recruiting me all the time, but it was impossible to say no to Denver. The fact that they are a playoff team where you can compete for major things and get a lot of visibility really factored into my decision. Not to mention they have a bit of an international flavor, which made Denver even more appealing.
Prigioni is not that far removed from his playing days, an unusual career spent mostly in Europe but also as a late-blooming rookie in the NBA at age 35. So as an assistant coach and the Wolves’ de facto “offensive coordinator,” as Ryan Saunders has termed it, Prigioni, now 42, can often demonstrate what he’s preaching, surprising some players when they first meet him. “It’s hard for people to realize that because you see him and you’re like, ‘No way,’ ” said guard Shabazz Napier, who played under Prigioni when both were with Monday’s opponent, Brooklyn, last season.
“He takes Red Bull out there or something,” Wolves guard Jeff Teague said. “He’s always up and at it, running around. He can run all day, doesn’t get tired. … He’s crazy.” But, Teague said, crazy in a good way. “Pablo is a cool dude,” Teague said. “He’s unapologetic. He’s real. He’s just cool, man. Tells it like it is. He doesn’t sugarcoat anything, and that’s what you appreciate about him.”
Luis Scola: Our generation was not something that was created by a program. It was just something that happened. I don’t know if we’re ever going to get another Manu. The Manus, the Andrés Nocionis, the Pablo Prigionis, we never got those guys in the history of our country. To think that we’re going to do that back-to-back to back-to-back, how realistic is that for us to think that way? I wish. The programs that are continuously feeding the N.B.A. with players — Serbia, Lithuania, France, Spain — when somebody leaves, somebody else is already pushing them out. We didn’t have that, and that’s what we need to build: some type of program for the 20 years to come.
There was a lot that Warriors guard D’Angelo Russell liked about the Timberwolves as he was going through the free agency process this summer. One of his best friends is center Karl-Anthony Towns. The coaching staff added an assistant he liked from his time with the Nets in Pablo Prigioni, and the front office had some familiar faces as well. It was trending that Russell might join the Wolves in a sign-and-trade, but he ultimately decided to go with the Warriors. Why? Well, at least in part, you can blame the Minnesota weather.