Jerry Colangelo Praises Carmelo Anthony As Leader And Person

USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo believes Carmelo Anthony’s international success bodes well for the New York Knicks. There are few men more respected in basketball circles than Jerry Colangelo. A four-time NBA Executive of the Year and the current chairman of USA Basketball, Colangelo was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2004. Thus, when Colangelo […] Jerry Colangelo...
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3 days ago

USA Basketball's Jerry Colangelo: Other countries need to 'get their acts together'

When Jerry Colangelo and Mike Krzyzewski were put in charge of Team USA basketball following the disastrous 2004 Olympics, the two men were tasked with changing the entire culture of the program. Well, fast-forward 12 years and it’s safe to say “mission accomplished.” The U.S. just won its third straight Olympic gold medal with a solid, but not elite group of players, one that...
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5 days ago

Jerry Colangelo: international basketball community needs to ‘step their game up’

Team USA cruised to its third-straight gold medal with an easy 96-66 victory over Serbia in the gold medal game of the 2016 Rio Olympics. Following that win, the head of USA Basketball, Jerry Colangelo, had a few words for the rest of the international basketball community. Colangelo went all sorts of Allen Iverson on the international basketball community with his simple message...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

When The United States Last Lost In Men’s Basketball

United States basketball has regained its dominating style of play under the leadership of Jerry Colangelo and Mike Krzyzewski. It hasn’t been that long since the Americans lost an Olympics’ game, though. The last loss came in 2004. The United States’ basketball team last lost in the Summer Olympics in 2004 at the Athens’ Games. The loss came against Argentina in the semifinals...
Via College Spun
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Draymond Green apologized to Olympic teammates for arrest

Draymond Green’s abrasive personality is both blessing and curse. But in representing our country at this year’s Summer Olympic Games in Rio, Green will have to leave it at the door, and he understands that. USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said on Monday that Green has apologized to his Olympic teammates for his arrest in Michigan earlier this month, per Ben Golliver...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Sixers were denied chance to talk to Kristaps Porzingis

Agents taking control of their clients’ draft situation is nothing new in sports. Agents are paid to set the demands for teams that wish to draft their client in all sports, from baseball to football to hockey and basketball. The draft process of Kristaps Porzingis was pretty much handled precisely to get him drafted by the New York Knicks, much to the possible chagrin of the...
Via The Comeback
January 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant no longer planning to try for spot on Olympics team

Kobe Bryant has reversed course and is no longer planning to play in the Olympics this summer. During the summer of 2015, there was talk that Bryant, who has announced this season will be his final one in the NBA, had interest in playing in the 2016 Summer Games in Rio. In fact, USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo specifically said that Bryant wanted to earn a spot on the team...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 16, 2016  |  Discuss

76ers hire Mike D’Antoni as associate head coach

The Philadelphia 76ers only have one win this season as their #TrustTheProcess rebuild continues to go through some significant growing pains. The team has changed things up after hiring long-time USA Basketball director Jerry Colangelo as Chairman of Basketball Operations and signing coach Brett Brown to a two-year extension, Now the Sixers have brought in former Phoenix Suns...
Via The Comeback
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich named next USA Basketball head coach

USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo announced Friday that Gregg Popovich will take over as head coach of the men’s national team beginning in 2017. Current head coach Mike Krzyzewski recently revealed that he is stepping down after the 2016 Rio Olympics. Coach K will remain with the team as a special advisor once Popovich takes over. Popovich, 66, is considered by most...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

USA Basketball holding roster spot for LeBron James

By David Kenyon 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 James can accept or decline...
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August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

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