Born May 8, 1977 Pepe Sánchez played in the NBA mainly as a Guard during their playing career, season(s): 2001-2003. Juan Ignacio Sánchez Brown, commonly known as Pepe Sánchez, is a former Argentine American professional basketball player. He played at the point guard position. He was a part of Argentina's 2004 Olympic gold medal team. Pepe Sánchez was the first Argentine to play in the NBA.