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Colangelo: LeBron's call whether or not he plays in 2016 Rio Olympics

USA Basketball executive director Jerry Colangelo isn't in the business of guaranteeing roster spots to players this far in advance of the 2016 Olympics which will be played in Rio de Janeiro. But with LeBron James, it's a different story. While Colangelo is making essentially every player associated with USA Basketball show up for a mini-camp in Las Vegas next month, whether they...
Via Fox Sports
3 hours ago  |  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
1 day ago  |  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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Randy Johnson’s dominance in steroid era makes hall of fame career more impressive

Randy Johnson is being inducted into the 2015 Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. His career accolades speak for themselves: 10 time All-Star, World Series champion, five time Cy Young Award winner, World Series MVP, Triple Crown, four time ERA champion, nine time strikeout champion. He threw a no-hitter in 1990 and a perfect game as a 40-year-old. There’s no debating that the...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Randy Johnson prepared but nervous as Hall of Fame induction nears

Randy Johnson's been told he has 10 to 11 minutes to share his thoughts when he's inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on July 27. Anyone who's seen his press conference following his election, or listened in on his teleconference with the baseball media on Thursday, has to believe that will be a tall order for the Big and increasingly eloquent Unit. "I'm about as prepared as...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jimmy Butler and six others extended mini-camp invitations for Team USA

With the Rio Olympics one year away, USA Basketball will start looking for players that will represent the country. USAB managing director Jerry Colangelo and head coach Mike Krzyzewski are already putting their plans in place and have a good idea of who they want to try out for the team. While many of the players from the FIBA World Cup team will be back, there will be a few new...
Via No Guts, No Glory
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Georgetown coach receives Court of Honor Award

NEW YORK (AP) Former Georgetown coach John Thompson Jr. has been presented the Court of Honor Award from the National Association of Basketball Coaches, the first time it has been given to one of their own. Thompson led the Hoyas to 596 victories and 24 consecutive postseason appearances in 27 seasons and won the national championship in 1984. He saw 76 of the 78 players who stayed...
Via AP on Fox
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Jo Jo White, John Calipari Voted To 2015 Basketball Hall Of Fame Class

Jo Jo White’s number already hangs from the rafters at TD Garden in Boston. Soon, his face will adorn the dome in Springfield, Mass. White was one of six individuals announced Monday making up the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s class of 2015. Fellow former NBA players Dikembe Mutombo and Spencer Haywood were also voted in, along with longtime referee Dick Bavetta...
Via NESN.com
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Coaches no one wants to face finally face each other

On a cold, rainy spring night five years ago, the room was dripping with superstars. The guest of honor was USA basketball boss Jerry Colangelo. The dinner speaker was Mike Krzyzewski. Kobe Bryant sent a video tribute. Jay Bilas served as emcee. Naturally, Tom Izzo stole the show. The same could happen Sunday, even though Coach K, Rick Pitino and Gonzaga's Mark Few are also fighting...
Via AP on Fox
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

USA Basketball creates standards for youth coaches, leagues

NEW YORK (AP) Jerry Colangelo has some gifts to deliver during All-Star weekend, planning to present championship rings to members of last summer's U.S. team that won the gold medal at the Basketball World Cup. With the senior level in good shape, Colangelo has time to turn his attention toward young players. USA Basketball is giving youth coaches and accredited organizations the...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinal Legend Junior Bridgeman Earning Millions Off Of The Court

Photo: New York TimesFormer Louisville Cardinals almost always turn into successful members of the community once their playing careers come to an end.  Junior Bridgeman is considered to be possibly the most successful former Cardinal in the history of the program.  Born Ulysses Lee Bridgeman, the former guard currently owns the second largest amount of Wendy’s restaurant franchises...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Randy Johnson a shoo-in for Hall of Fame election

PHOENIX -- When Jerry Colangelo brought Randy Johnson to the Diamondbacks in the second year of their existence, he believed the most dominant pitcher of the age not only would change the course of franchise history but also would pay bottom-line dividends. It was hard to argue with the logic that attendance would bump in the games Johnson started. Johnson already had an AL Cy Young...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Kush, Wulk, Winkles each helped put Sun Devils on map

Frank Kush in football. Ned Wulk in men's basketball. Bobby Winkles in baseball. Along with track and field coach Baldy Castillo, this group helped elevate Arizona State athletics into a nationally known program from the late 1950s on. Cronkite News tackled a special multimedia report to explore their careers and legacies. FRANK KUSH After putting his team through seven hours of...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

The Unimaginable: Charles Barkley Pulls Off Trick Shot

This is probably the least likely combination in golf, but it worked: Charles Barkley and a trick shot. A golf trick shot, on a golf course, with a golf club, swung by Charles Barkley. Yep. At the Jerry Colangelo NBA Hall of Fame golf tournament in Arizona, Barkley teamed up with trick shot entertainer and long drive competitor, Trevor Consavage, to pull off the unthinkable.  ...
Via Back9Network
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Grand Canyon University renaming business college

PHOENIX (AP) Grand Canyon University is renaming its business college after former Phoenix Suns and Arizona Diamondbacks executive Jerry Colangelo. Officials at the for-profit Christian school announced Thursday that the Colangelo College of Business is intended to provide ''real-world relevance'' to future generations of ''values-driven business leaders. The 74-year-old Colangelo...
Via AP on Fox
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

U.S. rules basketball world, but Coach K won't rest easy

  It feels like so long ago, though it's been only a decade. The U.S. was the three-time defending Olympic champion, but had become a mess of a basketball program. The Americans had embarrassed themselves at home in the 2002 world championship, and when they haphazardly put together their team for the 2004 Olympics, nobody should have been surprised if they lost. That's exactly...
Via AP on Fox
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

US basketball reigns in Spain, awaits Rio Olympics

MADRID (AP) It feels like so long ago, though it's been only a decade. The U.S. was the three-time defending Olympic champion, but had become a mess of a basketball program. The Americans had embarrassed themselves at home in the 2002 world championship, and when they haphazardly put together their team for the 2004 Olympics, nobody should have been surprised if they lost. That...
Via AP on Fox
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Dream Team, Barcelona Games continue to impact NBA

Officially, it was the U.S. Olympic team, together for just a few weeks. To the basketball world, it was the Dream Team, and its gold-medal run changed hoops forever. An American sport was transformed into a global phenomenon when Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and the rest of the NBA's best arrived in Barcelona for the 1992 Olympics. They sparked an interest in basketball...
Via AP on Fox
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Hypothetical Reinforcements for Team USA

With three rounds remaining in the FIBA World Cup, Team USA has yet to encounter any true difficulties on its way to steamrolling all six of its opponents. Still, as the tournament advances through its single-elimination rounds, there is this lurking feeling that Team USA would not be able to topple the Spanish national team if the two sides were to meet in the final. Although it...
Via The Sports Post
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Bulls Derrick Rose On Team USA For The Wrong Reasons?

All the kind and positive words from Team USA assistant coach and Bulls Head Coach Tom Thibodeau, USA Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski and managing director Jerry Colangelo can’t hide the fact the Bulls star point guard Derrick Rose is having a terrible FIBA World Cup in Spain and just maybe these basketball gurus knew it was going to happen. After six games Rose is shooting 21.6 percent...
Via Pro Bball Report
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Colangelo: James Harden Has Become USA's Leader

James Harden and Anthony Davis are the only holdovers from the 2012 Olympics team that will play for the United States in the World Cup. “Right now, I think I would look to Harden as that leader,” USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said as his team continues to prepare for the tournament in which the winner earns an automatic berth in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro...
Via RealGM
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Pistons' Drummond makes U.S. World Cup team

NEW YORK (AP) -- A desire for a bigger look made Andre Drummond necessary. The belief in Derrick Rose's health made Damian Lillard expendable. Those were conclusions made by U.S. team officials when they selected the 12 players who would travel to Spain for the FIBA World Cup of Basketball. After years of ignoring size concerns by fielding teams with the best wing players in the...
Via AP on Fox
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Pistons' Drummond makes U.S. World Cup team

NEW YORK (AP) -- A desire for a bigger look made Andre Drummond necessary. The belief in Derrick Rose's health made Damian Lillard expendable. Those were conclusions made by U.S. team officials when they selected the 12 players who would travel to Spain for the FIBA World Cup of Basketball. After years of ignoring size concerns by fielding teams with the best wing players in the...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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