2003 Suns Draft Gallery
January 1, 2003
Suns college scout Al Bianchi relaxes with a cigar, confident in the Suns' draft preparations.
The Suns set up their draft headquarters at the Fox Sports Grill in Scottsdale.
The Suns' Dancers greeted season ticket holders at the Grill.
Former Suns guard Vinny Del Negro stocks up on draft supplies.
Arizona Rattlers President Gene Nudo and quarterback Shedrick Bonner enjoy the draft night festivities.
CEO Jerry Colangelo and President Bryan Colangelo pour over notes as the draft begins.
With the influx of foreign players into the NBA in recent years, international scouting consultant Tim Shea played a major role in the Suns' draft preparations.
Suns Executive Sr. VP Cotton Fitzsimmons and assistant coach Mike D'Antoni share a laugh early in the draft.
Despite his hectic schedule, Jerry Colangelo still takes an active role in the Suns' draft day decisions.
Bryan Colangelo works the phones trying to get a read on what teams ahead of the Suns are planning.
McCoy interviews one of the Suns' all-time great draft picks, Dan Majerle, No. 14 overall in 1988.
Suns assistant coach Phil Weber discusses draft prospects.
Suns coach Frank Johnson is happily surprised that the Suns' man was not selected earlier in the draft.
NBA Commissioner David Stern introduces the Suns' pick (17th overall), Serbian forward Zarko Cabarkapa.
Suns scout Rex Chapman breaks down Cabarkapa's game for Suns Gametime, the team's official pre-game show.
Shea describes Cabarkapa's style during a live interview with Fox Sports Net Arizona.
After selecting Cabarkapa, Colangelo returns to the war room to work the phones some more.
Commissioner Stern congratulates Brazilian guard Leandro Barbosa, the 28th pick overall by the San Antonio Spurs.
Coach lets loose a revealing smile after the Spurs' pick is announced.
The Suns' president worked out a deal with the Spurs to acquire Barbosa for a future conditional first-round pick.
Cabarkapa averaged 9.2 points and shot 67 percent in two seasons with Buducnost of Euroleague.
Less than 24 hours after becoming Phoenix Suns, Barbosa and Cabarkapa met the media in the Suns' locker room.
Cabarkapa shows how he is planning on lending the Suns a big hand.
FJ and Zarko compare hand size.
The first thing Suns fans will notice about Barbosa is his infectious smile.
Cabarkapa greets his new coach before meeting the media.
Although interpreters were present, both players feel their English will be good enough at the start of the season to go it on their own.
The Suns entered the draft with one pick and wound up filling both off-season needs.
FJ is very excited about having Cabarkapa in a Suns uniform.
Milos Cabarkapa (center) enjoys a laugh with his older brother Zarko and Suns Head Coach Frank Johnson.