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Juan Ignacio Sanchez


Juan Ignacio Sanchez Brown, also known as Pepe Sanchez is an Argentine professional basketball player. He is a point guard. He was part of Argentina's 2004 Olympic champion team. Pepe Sanchez was the first Argentine to play in the NBA, though he only played three seasons, with the Atlanta Hawks (5 games) Philadelphia 76ers (24 games), Detroit Pistons (9 games) and the Golden State Warriors, averaging only 5 minutes per game.

In Europe, Sanchez won the Euroleague championship in the Euroleague 2001-02 season while playing with the Greek league club Panathinaikos, and in the Spanish League with Etosa Alicante. He transferred to Spanish Unicaja Malaga in 2004, with whom he won the 2005/06 ACB League; Unicaja's first Spanish League title. After three years at Unicaja, he left as a free agent when his contract expired at the end of the 2006-07 season. On August 13, 2007, he signed with FC Barcelona.

Sanchez was first called up to the Argentine senior national team in 1998. With Argentina, he played at the World Championships at both the 1998 FIBA World Championship and the 2002 FIBA World Championship (where he won the silver medal), the South American Championship 1999 (where he won the silver medal), and at the 2004 Olympic Basketball Tournament (where he won the gold medal).

Related websites

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Euroleague.net Profile

NBA.com Profile

Basketpedya.com Profile

Official site

Short Biography and Statistics

File, at the Spanish ACB league

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