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Basketball - US cancels Senegal trip over Ebola fears

5 days agoNews : The Newsroom

- USA Basketball has cancelled the team's trip to Senegal because of concerns over the deadly Ebola outbreak, federation chairman Jerry Colangelo said on Friday. Although Senegal is not one of the countries so far afflicted in west Africa, Colangelo said its position bordering Guinea "heightened concerns". Show More Summary

Jerry Colangelo: Kevin Durant Left USA Basketball for Contractual Reasons

Two major names withdrew from Team USA this summer — Kevin Love and Kevin Durant. Both guys were likely thinking about their contractual futures, though Durant’s decision in particular — […] The post Jerry Colangelo: Kevin Durant Left USA Basketball for Contractual Reasons appeared first on SLAMonline.

DeMarcus Cousins to Undergo Precautionary MRI on Right Knee

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins hurt his right knee in a Team USA practice Thursday afternoon in Chicago, but USA Basketball head honcho Jerry Colangelo sounds cautiously optimistic that it’s […] The post DeMarcus Cousins to Undergo Precautionary MRI on Right Knee appeared first on SLAMonline.

Rudy Gay Replaces Kevin Durant on Team USA's FIBA World Cup Roster

With the United States basketball team in need of a scoring wing, Rudy Gay has been added to the preliminary roster. ESPN's Marc Stein first reported the details: National team managing director Jerry Colangelo explained the decision...Show More Summary

Paul George Has A Guaranteed Roster Spot For The 2016 Olympics

last weekSports : Deadspin

Paul George, who broke his leg a week ago during a Team USA scrimmage, will be given a roster spot no matter what for the 2016 Olympics. Here's what Jerry Colangelo, the managing director of USA basketball, said Thursday : Read more...

Durant withdraws from 2014 USA Men's team

USA Basketball National Team Managing Director Jerry Colangelo today announced that Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder) has informed USA Basketball that he was withdrawing from participating with the 2014 USA National Team and from consideration for the 2014 USA Basketball Men's World Cup Team roster. Show More Summary

Jerry Colangelo: Mark Cuban’s World Cup Idea All About the Money

Well, yeah. For years now, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has railed against the IOC’s monopoly on profits from international hoops tournaments. Paul George’s devastating injury gave Cuban ammunition for […] The post Jerry Colangelo: Mark Cuban’s World Cup Idea All About the Money appeared first on SLAMonline.

Mike Krzyzewski says 'everything's on hold' after Paul George's injury

The USA coach and director Jerry Colangelo addressed the media following George's frightening leg injury. The USA Basketball showcase ended with Paul George's grisly leg injury. Afterward, a visibly shaken Coach Mike Krzyzewski and Director Jerry Colangelo took questions from the media while players understandably skipped media availability. Show More Summary

Millsap added to USA Men's National Team roster

Forward Paul Millsap has been added to the 2014-16 USA Men's National Team roster, it was announced today by USA Basketball National Team Managing Director Jerry Colangelo. He joins Hawks teammate Kyle Korver on the men's national team, making the Hawks just one of three teams (Golden State and Washington) with more than one player on the current national team roster.

Kevin Durant and Kevin Love will keep playing for Team USA Basketball

USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo and USA Basketball Men’s National Team head coach Mike Krzyzewski (Duke University) announced at the conclusion of today’s National Team mini-camp in Las Vegas, Nev., that Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder) and Kevin Love (Minnesota Timberwolves), winners of gold medals at the 2010 FIBA World Championship and 2012 London Olympics, [...]

New faces gather for Team USA Las Vegas mini-camp

Jerry Colangelo and Mike Krzyzewski arrived in Las Vegas with a group of 28 players ready to participate in a four-day camp that will mark the beginning of preparations for next summer’s World Cup in Madrid. LeBron James isn’t on the list. Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony and Kobe Bryant aren’t here, either. Not one player with [...]

George Hill, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Marcus Smart added to USA Basketball Las Vegas mini-camp

USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo today announced the addition of George Hill (Indiana Pacers), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (Charlotte Bobcats) and Marcus Smart (Oklahoma State University) to the roster of players who will be attending the July 22-25 USA Men’s National Team mini-camp in Las Vegas, Nev., and also announced that Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio Spurs) is [...]

Jerry Colangelo Says He Punched A Bulls Fan During The '93 NBA Finals

last yearSports : Deadspin

The man in charge of USA Basketball once owned the Suns and Diamondbacks, the WNBA's Mercury, and the arena league's Rattlers. He was also responsible for bringing the NHL to Phoenix. But if you were to say something nasty to his mom, Jerry Colangelo wasn't always above behaving like some beer-soaked barfly in Sahuarita. Read more...

Can Brooklyn Nets Win in the Postseason If Deron Williams Continues To Struggle?

The Brooklyn Nets will not win a postseason series if Deron Williams continues to struggle. Williams hasn ’t been the same player since aggravating an ankle injury in the 2012 Olympics. USA Basketball president Jerry Colangelo told the Daily News that Williams was out of shape at the Olympics prior to aggravating the injury. Show More Summary

Does David Lee Deserve to Play for Team USA?

Forget about the “brawl” David Lee helped instigate against the Indiana Pacers, he’s got bigger things on his plate. Global-sized things even. Per Chris Tomasson of Fox Sports Florida, Lee approached Jerry Colangelo, chairman of the USA basketball team, to see if he could join in on the festivities: Colangelo, chairman of USA Basketball, said [...]

David Lee wants to play for Team USA

Jerry Colangelo doesn’t know who the coach will be and is still holding out hope it will be Mike Krzyzewski. But some of the players are coming together who could represent Team USA at the World Cup next year in Spain. Colangelo, chairman of USA Basketball, said Tuesday by phone that Golden State Warriors forward David [...]

Jerry Colangelo may invite Damian Lillard to USA Basketball mini-camp

Portland Trail Blazers rookie point guard Damian Lillard continues to take the league by storm and now he’s well on his way to taking his game global. has learned that the three-time NBA Rookie of the Month and NBA Skills Challenge champion is on the verge of being invited to participate in the USA Men’s [...]

Colangelo clarifies remarks on Williams' fitness

HOUSTON (AP) -- Jerry Colangelo says he never said Deron Williams was unfit to play in the Olympics, only that the point guard wasn't in great shape when the U.S. men's basketball team began training last summer.

5 Trades the Toronto Raptors Should Consider

That the Raptors need some kind of shake-up seems to be universally accepted at this point. There has been no indication that Jerry Colangelo is going to be dismissed. He also went on the record that Dwane Casey’s job is safe. So that...Show More Summary

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