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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
21 days ago  |  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
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite Arizona’s Struggles with Four Professional Sports Teams, Phoenix Suns are Safe

An outside view of the Phoenix Suns’ Arena. (Mandatory Credit: Danny Zelisko Presents) The sun isn’t going anywhere far from the hot and dry desert, and it doesn’t seem like the Phoenix Suns are either. Former Suns owner Jerry Colangelo admitted that Arizona might not be best-fitted for four pro-sports franchises. However, it appears that out of the current lineup of teams...
Via The Sports Journal
August 05, 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

Colangelo Believes LeBron Wants To Participate In 2016 Olympics

LeBron James was reportedly set to retire from USA Basketball following the 2012 Olympics when he ruled out the 2014 World Championships and was considered doubtful for the 2016 Olympics. But Jerry Colangelo isn't ruling anything out for 2016. "I think LeBron wants to be part of it," Colangelo said. James already has played in over 41,000 career NBA minutes and has appeared in three...
Via RealGM
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

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