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2013-03-08 12:24:08

Will assist University's transition to NCAA Division I Athletics PHOENIX, March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Arizona sports icon Jerry Colangelo has been retained by Grand Canyon University as a special assistant to the president, effective immediately, as the institution begins the transition to NCAA Division I athletics. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121127/AQ19393LOGO) Colangelo is the current chairman of USA Basketball and the architect of gold-medal men's basketball...

2009-10-19 12:49:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- NBA and Olympic icon Jerry Colangelo's childhood town Chicago is the setting for a press conference introducing the U.S. Olympic gold medal basketball team builder's new book about the Beijing Olympics, "Return of the Gold: The Journey of Jerry Colangelo and the Redeem Team" and his new role as national spokesperson for Merchants Information Solutions, a leader in background screening and the only company that has the Tescor Pre-employment Integrity...

2009-07-08 13:30:36

Duke men's hoops coach Mike Krzyzewski likely will coach Team USA at the 2012 London Olympics, sources say. The 2012 squad could include NBA stars Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. The unnamed sources told the Boston Globe an announcement is expected July 21 in Las Vegas before a minicamp for national team prospects July 22-25. All leads point to Coach K coming back, USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo told the newspaper Tuesday. Kyzyzewski led Team USA to a gold medal in 2008 at the Beijing...

2008-11-18 14:17:06

USA Basketball, the organization that oversees the country's national basketball teams, is moving its headquarters to Glendale, Ariz. USA Basketball has had its office in Colorado Springs, where the U.S. Olympic Committee also has its headquarters, for 29 years. No timetable for the move was announced. The move to Glendale, a suburb of Phoenix, will put USA Basketball in a facility near the home sites of the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes and NFL's Arizona Cardinals. It is also the home of USA...

2008-08-04 15:00:54

Smiles on children's faces today eclipsed the star power of the USA Basketball Senior Men's National players and legends who visited several young patients at Shanghai Children's Medical Center while in town for the USA Basketball International Challenge. The Shanghai Children's Medical Center is China's leading pediatric hospital and the product of a unique collaboration between U.S.-based Project HOPE, an international health education and humanitarian assistance organization and the...

2006-09-02 05:56:00

By Alastair Himmer SAITAMA, Japan (Reuters) - Despite suffering a demoralizing defeat by a brilliant Greece at the world basketball championship, the United States are looking long-term. The Americans' 101-95 loss in the Friday's semi-finals ensured their six-year world and Olympic title drought would continue for at least another two years. The 2008 Beijing Olympics offers the next chance for redemption for a U.S. team that no longer strikes fear into opponents the way previous...

2006-08-14 12:30:59

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas strained his groin on Monday and will be unable to play for the United States in the world championship, which starts this weekend. "We know Gilbert is really disappointed; he's done a great job," said the club's managing director Jerry Colangelo. "It's an unfortunate situation but he is not going to be able to continue on. "We're concerned because he has had a history regarding groin pulls. This is a precautionary move...

2006-08-04 01:08:20

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Phoenix Suns forward Amare Stoudemire was dropped from the U.S. world basketball championships team on Thursday to allow him to continue rehabilitation of his injured knee. "During the past few days of our training camp we concluded that it would be difficult for Amare to continue with the rehabilitation he needs to do while the team continues its training in Asia," said Team USA managing director Jerry Colangelo in a statement. "He is not quite where he needs...

2006-02-28 20:49:48

TORONTO (Reuters) - The Toronto Raptors named Bryan Colangelo their new president and general manager on Tuesday, hoping the NBA's executive of the year can restore respectability to the struggling franchise. The Raptors announcement on Tuesday comes a day after Colangelo resigned as general manager and president of the Phoenix Suns. Colangelo replaces general manager Rob Babcock who was sacked on January 26 after the team got off to a 1-15 start. ""There's no basketball executive...

2006-02-27 20:37:34

TORONTO (Reuters) - Bryan Colangelo resigned as general manager of the Phoenix Suns and will be named the new president and general manager of the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday, according to several reports. The Raptors are to confirm the signing of Colangelo at a press conference on Tuesday, according to The Fan 590, Toronto's all-sports radio station that carries the Raptors games. Richard Peddie, President of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, told Rogers Sportsnet that Colangelo...