LONDON — Not too many years back, the United States of America was the champion of nothing as far as international basketball was concerned. The 2004 Athens Olympics were a certified disaster, with losses to Puerto Rico, Lithuania, and Argentina. The 2006 World Championships in Tokyo turned sour when Team USA was embarrassed by Greece,
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Jerry Colangelo had little reaction to Mike Krzyzewski’s latest comments about his future as U.S. Olympic basketball coach. Nothing changes until he hears it from Krzyzewski himself — and it isn’t time for that yet. “He and I always have to have a final discussion,” the USA Basketball chairman said Wednesday. “That’s all. And you
Jerry Colangelo has big fingerprints. They’re all over Grand Canyon University. The basketball arena is purple, the color rejected by the Diamondbacks after Colangelo’s unceremonious departure. The head coach is Dan Majerle, the favorite Sun rejected by Robert Sarver’s new regime. The $50 million arena is the handiwork of a man who had a 37-year
Recently, SI writer Ian Thomsen ranked the top 10 most powerful people in the NBA, placing Jerry Colangelo at #5. “He no longer is affiliated with the NBA after giving up his ownership stake in the Suns, yet few in the league are more powerful than Colangelo, who controls the Hall of Fame as well
Arizona sports icon Jerry Colangelo has been retained by Grand Canyon University as a special assistant to the president, effective immediately, as the institution begins the transition to NCAA Division I athletics. “Jerry’s relationships in professional and amateur sports are second to none,” said Brian Mueller , Grand Canyon’s president and chief executive officer. “His
USABasketball.com sat down with recently re-elected USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo for a five-part interview covering a wide variety of topics. In Part 1 he discusses why he accepted a second term as chairman of USA Basketball, highlights of his first term as chairman, the challenges aheadfor USA Basketball in 2013-16, and how his 43 years in various
#8: Jerry Colangelo: Colangelo became the first general manager for the expansion Phoenix Suns in 1968. The team went on to qualify for the playoffs in 24 of the 36 years that Colangelo was in the front office.
Few in professional sports had a résumé as diverse as Jerry Colangelo’s. He was an assistant with the Chicago Bulls who became the first general manager of the expansion Suns, then came to own the Phoenix franchise, as well as the W.N.B.A.’s Mercury and baseball’s Arizona Diamondbacks.
Michael Redd was pressed for time, being that practice with the Bucks in Milwaukee had run long. He had an appointment in Chicago, and refused to be late.