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Former Duke Guard Austin Rivers Says He’s “Straight Up Better” Than Many Players In USA Basketball Scrimmage

The U.S. men’s basketball team held a scrimmage in Las Vegas Thursday night.  Jerry Colangelo’s program ended its 34 player minicamp – a precursor to next summer’s Olympic Games – with a Blue and White exhibition contest that looked similar to an All-Star game.  Most of the camp’s star players – LeBron James, Chris Paul, Kevin Durant, etc. – did not play in the...
Via College Spun
August 14, 2015  |  Discuss

USA Basketball holding roster spot for LeBron James

It’s a not-so-shocking development, but USA Basketball will reserve a roster spot for LeBron James if the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar wants to represent America during the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, although James isn’t expected to make a final decision until after the 2015-16 NBA season, USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo said...
Via Sportsnaut
August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Former Suns owner unsure city can support four pro teams

They love their sports teams down in the valley of the sun. But is there enough love to go around for all four major professional teams? Former Phoenix Suns owner Jerry Colangelo reportedly isn't sure, as a deeper investigation into Phoenix's viability as a major market unfolds.According to the Phoenix Business Journal, Phoenix probably has one too many sports teams, and that's something...
Via Fox Sports
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Jerry Colangelo Expects LeBron James to Participate in Team USA Workouts Next Week

LeBron James has yet to officially declare his intention to play for Team USA during the 2016 Olympics, but that doesn’t mean he won’t be involved with the team this summer. Jerry Colangelo, executive director of Team USA, stated that he expects the four-time MVP to participate in meetings and workouts in Las Vegas next week for 2016 Olympic basketball hopefuls. Though Colangelo...
Via Cavaliers Nation
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Jerry Colangelo Forgives Kevin Love For Backing Out Of Team USA Commitment

It would seem Jerry Colangelo has forgiven Kevin Love after all. It has been over a year since Love withdrew from his commitment to play for Team USA during the 2014 World Cup, and the Team USA Basketball chairman holds no ill will toward the Cleveland Cavaliers forward. When asked about why Love backed out from Team USA, Colangelo stated the following: “In Kevin Love’s case...
Via Cavaliers Nation
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Jerry Colangelo Believes LeBron James Wants to Be a Part of Team USA

LeBron James has been on Team USA for the past three Summer Olympic Games and one important chairman believes he wants to be a part of another one. Jerry Colangelo, the USA Basketball chairman, believes that James wants to participate in the 2016 Olympics for Team USA. Colangelo stated the following in an interview on Sirius XM NBA Radio: “I think LeBron wants to be part...
Via Cavaliers Nation
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

US Basketball: No Africa trip after Ebola outbreak

The U.S. national team has canceled a trip to Senegal after the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo says Friday the Americans were disappointed to call off what would have been the national team's first trip to the African continent, but ''didn't have any other choice'' because of the risk. The Americans were scheduled to travel to Dakar on Aug...
Via AP on Fox
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Colangelo: Durant Wasn't Himself Last Week

Jerry Colangelo said that Kevin Durant didn't seem himself last week during USA Basketball's training camp in Las Vegas. Durant announced his decision to withdraw from the team on Thursday, citing mental and physical fatigue. "Kevin [Durant] wasn’t quite Kevin last week," Colangelo said. "There was a lot of stuff, speculation. I don’t know what it was. A lot of things with him...
Via RealGM
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant To Withdraw From Team USA In The FIBA World Cup

Kevin Durant cited physical and mental exhaustion as the reason for withdrawing from Team USA in the FIBA World Cup. Durant, ,the 2014 MVP, said Paul George’s injury had no affect on him pulling out. USA Basketball's Jerry Colangelo says Durant told him his departure had nothing to do with Paul George's injury & he just […] The post Kevin Durant To Withdraw From Team USA...
Via Diehardsport
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Injuries Overshadow USA Basketball Training Camp Of Exceptional Basketball

Tuesday morning, USA Basketball held a media teleconference that included USA Basketball National Team managing director Jerry Colangelo and head coach Mike Krzyzewski. While the purpose of the teleconference was to announce the cut-down 16-man roster and talk about the team moving forward, all of that was overshadowed by talk of the Paul George injury. Colangelo started the talk...
Via Oregon Sports News
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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