Olympiacos lands Pargo
Old 01-24-2009, 05:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up Olympiacos lands Pargo



Olympiacos has agreed with Jannero Pargo, 30 year old former Raptor. His team Dynamo Moscow has problems and they are gonna let the player join Olympiacos with a little compensation. It Pargo is signed until Tuesday he will be eligible to play in Euroleague Top 16, otherwise he will be eligible to play in the playoffs. Pargo will also be used in A1 Greek League until Childress recovery, but after that the Reds will have to decide which of the Americans will be left out the Greek League and play only in Euroleague, as the teams have the right to use only two Americans in the Greek League and Olympiacos currently has three (Pargo, Greer and Childress)

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http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3855139

I like seeing ESPN and other big American media reporting regularly about Olympiacos. I think after the Childress signing Olympiacos has become well-known internationally and news about the club are featured frequently in ESPN headlines. The signing of Childress was a huge advertisment and promotion for Olympiacos and I think after they build their new arena they will be number one in Europe by far.
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Pargo was a former raptor? nvr knew that
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Should Olympiacos luck out and fail to work out an arrangement with the Knicks to sign Stephon Marbury as a replacement for injured Josh Childress, its options are Jamaal Tinsley, Jason Williams and Steve Francis.

scrub PG's leaving the NBA, who cares
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None of them is gonna leave. Olympiacos will take Pargo.

And nolimit, yes Pargo was a Raptor in 2003.
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Default OLYMPIACOS LANDS PARGO, OFFICIALLY

Reds at Pargo to backcourt



Olympiacos Pireaus has made up for the loss of an injured starter by signing more offensive firepower in the person of guard Jannero Pargo, last with Dynamo Moscow. Pargo (188, 30) posted 13.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists in five Eurocup games in this, his first season in Europe, for Dynamo. Pargo had played the previous six seaons with four NBA teams: New Orleans, Chicago, Toronto and the Los Angeles Lakers. He averaged 8.1 points last season with New Orleans. Olympiacos needs help after its third-best scorer, Josh Childress, was lost for at least a month more due to a sports hernia that was operated on last week. Pargo joins a backcourt that includes the Reds' top scorer, Lynn Greer, as well as former Euroleague MVP Theodoros Papaloukas. Pargo landed in Athens on Tuesday and was due to fly with the team to Milan for the Euroleague Top 16 opener on Thursday against Armani Jeans, which has just signed Hollis Price, also from Dynamo Moscow. "I am very happy that I will play for such a big and well organized club," Pargo stated in Athens. "Two years ago it didn't happen, but now the conditions changed and I am here to give my best and help Olympiacos achieve all its goals and try to win everything. The situation in Dynamo Moscow was very good, but after some problems I decided to move and Olympiacos was the best possible option. I got an offer from New York Knicks, but I prefer to stay in Europe and become a better player than I am."

Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Vassilis Skountis, Athens

http://www.euroleague.net/news/i/43122/180/item


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Pargo: ''I'm here for the Triple Crown''

Αποφασισμένος να οδηγήσει τον Ολυμπιακό στην κατάκτηση του νταμπλ στην Ελλάδα και στο τρόπαιο της Ευρωλίγκας δήλωσε ο Τζανίρο Πάργκο, ο οποίος έφτασε λίγο μετά τις 12:00 στην Αθήνα. Ο Αμερικανός άσος, που συνοδευόταν από τη σύζυγό του και τον μικρό γιο τους(αλλά και από πάρα πολλές αποσκευές), υπέγραψε έως το τέλος της περιόδου έναντι 1 εκατ. δολαρίων, ενώ πληροφορίες αναφέρουν πως σε περίπτωση κατάκτησης του τριπλ-κράουν θα εισπράξει άλλες 500.000 ευρώ. Στο τέλος της σεζόν ο Ολυμπιακός και ο παίκτης θα έχουν την οψιόν να ανανεώσουν τη συνεργασία τους, αν το επιθυμούν. Η απόκτησή του ανακοινώθηκε το μεσημέρι της Τρίτης από την ιστοσελίδα της ΚΑΕ Ολυμπιακός.

«Ήρθα σε μία μεγάλη ομάδα. Θέλω να κατακτήσω μαζί της και τους τρεις τίτλους. Πιστεύω πως μπορούμε να τα καταφέρουμε. Έχω όρεξη και θέληση για μπάσκετ. Θέλω να βοηθήσω την ομάδα, αλλά και να βοηθηθώ από αυτή. Αντιμετώπισα πολλές δυσκολίες στη Μόσχα γιατί δεν πληρωνόμουν και αυτό είναι αντιεπαγγελματικό. Ο Ολυμπιακός και η Ευρωλίγκα είναι ιδανική επιλογή για μένα», δήλωσε ο 30χρονος γκαρντ και πρόσθεσε: «Μίλησα με τον Πέτζα Στογιάκοβιτς, που ήταν συμπαίκτης μου στους Χόρνετς, και μου είπε τα καλύτερα για την Ελλάδα και τον Ολυμπιακό. Έτσι η απόφασή μου να έρθω έγινε ακόμη ευκολότερη. Ξέρω τη δυναμική του Ολυμπιακού και του κόσμου του. Ελπίζω να αντεπεξέλθω στις προσδοκίες και να δικαιώσω αυτούς που με επέλεξαν».

Όσο για το αν είναι ίδιοι παίκτες με τον Λιν Γκριρ, ο Τζανίρο Πάργκο, που θα κάνει ντεμπούτο απέναντι στην Αρμάνι Τζινς Μιλάνο, την Πέμπτη, στο «Top 16» της Ευρωλίγκας, είπε: «Όχι, δεν είμαστε ίδιοι. Μπορούμε να κάνουμε διαφορετικά πράγματα στο παιχνίδι. Μπορούμε και οι δύο να σκοράρουμε, αλλά δεν είμαστε ατομιστές και αυτό βοηθά πολύ».

The article with photos from Pargo's arrival at Athens

Pargo will earn $1m for this year and will take $500,000 as a bonus if Olympiacos wins the Triple Crown (Euroleague, Greek League and Greek Cup)
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Pargo: ''I'm here for the Triple Crown''
after reading is pay situation, i can see why he said that.

Also, Armani Jeans.... is that the real name of the team? Just Armani Jeans?
they must have either the hottest or the ugliest uniforms in all sports with that name.
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Determined to lead the Olympic ntampl in the conquest of Greece and the Euroleague trophy said Tzaniro embargo, who arrived shortly after 12:00 in Athens. The American ace, who was accompanied by his wife and their young son (and many of baggage), signed by the end of the period compared with 1 million dollars, while information indicates that in the event to win the triple-kraoun will receive other EUR 500,000. At the end of the season Olympiakos and the player will have the option to renew their cooperation, if they wish. The acquisition was announced at noon Tuesday on the website of the OEM Olympiakos.

«I came to a large group. I want to capture her and three titles. I believe we can succeed. I desire and will for basketball. I want to help the team, but to help it. Faced many difficulties in Moscow because they pay and this is antiepangelmatiko. The Olympic and Euroleague is the ideal choice for me », said 30chronos garde and added:« I spoke with Petza Stogiakovits, who was my playmate to Chornets, and told me the best for Greece and the Olympic. So my decision to come was even easier. I know the dynamics of the Olympic and world. I hope to meet the expectations and to justify those who chose ».

As for whether players are the same with Lynn Greer, Tzaniro the embargo, which will debut towards Gin Armani Milan on Thursday, the «Top 16» of the Euroleague, he said: «No, we are not ourselves. We can do different things in the game. Can both to score, but we atomistes and this helps too
Here is the translated version of the greek text. And Fancy the teams name is Armani Milan
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