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ASU's Wulk was Valley's first basketball patriarch

TEMPE -- When Arizona State basketball plays at Wells Fargo Arena, the Sun Devils aren't just defending their home court. They're defending the legacy of Ned Wulk. While names like Lute Olson and Jerry Colangelo come to mind when talking about Arizona's basketball legends, those who lived in the Valley during the '60s and '70s might pick Wulk as the state's patriarch of hoops, fondly...
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Jerry Colangelo Calls Harden Team USA’s Leader

Due to Paul George’s injury and Kevin Durant withdrawing, team USA has been searching for some leadership. Ironically, on the same day where Harden threw his Rockets teammates under the bus, Jerry Colangelo, USA basketball chariman says he would look to the bearded one for leadership. “Right now, I think I would look to Harden as that leader,” USA Basketball chairman Jerry...
Via BlackSportsOnline
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins makes Team USA Basketball Roster; To play in World Cup

Jerry Colangelo announced Friday night the 12 players who will represent the United States at the 2014 FIBA (International Basketball Federation) Basketball World Cup that is being held Aug. 30-Sept. 14 in Spain.
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Team USA To Make Final Cuts Thursday

With all the injuries and challenges facing the Team USA team, it’s hard to remember that the final roster hasn’t been set yet. According to USA basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo, final cuts could be made as early as Thursday. Final cuts to the Team USA roster could come as soon as Thursday, @ESPNSteinLine writes. — NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) August 19...
Via Geeks and Cleats
August 19, 2014  |  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

Team USA To Pay Special Tribute To Paul George

Team USA, lead by Coach K will do a pretty noble thing by paying homage to Paul George, who went down with a horrific leg injury two weeks ago in a scrimmage game. “We’re going to be kind of united behind Paul George during these friendly games,” managing director Jerry Colangelo said Thursday. “We wanted to wear something on our uniforms, but FIBA will not allow anything...
Via Geeks and Cleats
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul George Promised A Spot On Team USA In ’16

USA Basketball is committed to Paul George and has taken steps to prove their loyalty to the injured shooting guard. USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said that George has a spot on the 2016 team that will be going to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.  Per Scott Howard-Cooper: “We’ve told him we have a spot for him in ’16,” Colangelo told at festivities Thursday...
Via Thacover2
August 08, 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

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

Oladipo & Harris Earn Jerry Colangelo’s Attention on Day 3

USA Basketball Executive Director Jerry Colangelo knows a thing or two about putting together a gold medal winning international squad. The former owner of the Phoenix Suns is the architect that has helped put together the rosters that have won gold in Beijing (2008), Turkey (2010), and London (2012). Expectations for winning the World Cup in Spain are similar. Mr. Colangelo has...
Via Magic Basketball Online
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

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