COACHES

Johan Petro # 27
POSITION
Center
HEIGHT
7-0
WEIGHT
250 lbs.
FROM
France
DRAFTED
Sonics '05 - 1(25)
BIRTHDATE
1/27/86
The Sonics went overseas to select Johan Petro with their first-round pick in 2005, number 25 overall. A 7-footer with good size and athleticism, Petro played for Pau Orthez in France before being selected by the Sonics, averaging 5.1 points and 2.9 points in 2004-05 Euroleague action. Just 19 when he joined the Sonics, Petro adjusted to the NBA more quickly than expected and started at center on Opening Night as a rookie, becoming the youngest Opening Night starter in franchise history. Petro ended up starting 41 games during his rookie season and has emerged as a strong mid-range jumpshooter.
Player Headlines
May 3, 2007
Sonics Q&A: Johan Petro
February 12, 2007
Candid Petro Looks to Improve Consistency
November 21, 2006
Petro Hopes to Build on Strong Performance
October 20, 2006
Sonics Exercise Options on Petro and Swift
April 3, 2006
Petro Sidelined by Broken Nose
March 30, 2006
Petro Making Progress
November 1, 2005
Petro to Start on Opening Night
October 18, 2005
Petro's Development is Rapid
July 11, 2005
Petro's Big Day
July 11, 2005
Sonics Sign Petro
June 28, 2005
Sonics Draft French Connection