It has been a hectic time for Jerry Colangelo, 76, who has built an almost 50-year career in sports management, from the youngest general manager in pro sports with the Phoenix Suns in 1968; a former owner of the Suns, Diamondbacks, Rattlers and Coyotes; to chairman of the Board of Governors for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, and head of USA Basketball since 2005.

Named manager of basketball operations on Dec. 7 for the Philadelphia 76ers, he spoke with USA Today High School Sports recently in between flying back and forth from Phoenix to Philadelphia and back to Phoenix.

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