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Kobe Bryant wants to 'ride out to the sunset' at 2016 Rio Olympics

But only if he earns a spot on Team USA 2016 roster by merit. As he prepares for his 19th NBA season, Kobe Bryant has an end in sight: a send-off with Team USA in Rio for the 2016 Olympics. Team USA general manager Jerry Colangelo told...Show More Summary

Kobe Bryant wants to ‘ride off into the sunset’ with Team USA at the Rio Olympics

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

Does Kobe Bryant want to end his basketball career by playing for Team USA at next year’s Rio Olympics? It sure sounds like it. Per ESPN.com’s Dave McMenamin, USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo said Thursday that he’s had a conversation with Bryant about the subject and has not ruled out putting the Los Angeles Lakers […]

Team USA chief Jerry Colangelo says Kobe Bryant could still wind up on Olympics squad

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

Team USA hopefuls are currently engaged in a three-day minicamp in Las Vegas, attendance at which, if not outright participation, has been ruled mandatory for anyone wishing to be on the 2016 Olympics squad. Kobe Bryant is not part of the 34-player pool from which the team will be drawn, therefore he is not at the practices, […]

LeBron James to Attend Team USA Mini-Camp

Jerry Colangelo should now be all smiles: LeBron James, according to numerous reports, will be in attendance at the USA Basketball mini-camp in Las Vegas next week. LeBron James officially The post LeBron James to Attend Team USA Mini-Camp appeared first on SLAMonline.

Jerry Colangelo Wonders if LeBron James is ‘Desirous’ of a Third Gold Medal

USA Basketball head honcho Jerry Colangelo continues to apply the pressure on LeBron James to re-join the program this summer, wondering aloud if King James truly wants a third Gold The post Jerry Colangelo Wonders if LeBron James is ‘Desirous’ of a Third Gold Medal appeared first on SLAMonline.

USA Basketball Head: ‘I Think LeBron Wants to be Part of it’

Jerry Colangelo, USA Basketball executive director, believes that LeBron James isn’t quite done with the program yet. James last donned a Team USA jersey in 2012 at the London Olympics, The post USA Basketball Head: ‘I Think LeBron Wants to be Part of it’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant among injured stars planning on attending Team USA camp

Jerry Colangelo said the Aug. 11-13 event in Vegas is mandatory for any player who wants to be a member of Team USA. Despite still recovering from injuries, Carmelo Anthony, Chandler Parsons, Kevin Durant, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving...Show More Summary

Hall of Fame starts fundraising campaign

Jerry Colangelo, Chairman of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame's Board of Governors, announced Monday the launch of the "It's Time to Step Forward" Capital Campaign to support the technological renovation and solidify the endowment of the Basketball Hall of Fame. Show More Summary

Jerry Colangelo Calls James Harden the Leader of Team USA

USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo was just answering a question, but in the process he may have given this team both guidance and a slick slogan. Don't fear the beard—follow it. Those are my words, not his, but what he actually...Show More Summary

USA Basketball can never be fixed

Jerry Colangelo and Mike Krzyzewski have made Team USA win again, but the structural program problems still exist and always will. A decade ago, USA Basketball suffered its worst humiliation ever: a bronze medal in the Athens Olympics. Show More Summary

Jerry Colangelo Sees Harden as Team USA’s Leader

In Houston, James Harden has blossomed to develop into a player many didn’t think he could become while still in OKC. While he’s still one of the worst perimeter defenders you’ve ever seen, what he does on the court was still good enough to earn him first team honors. By nature of that distinction and […]

Jerry Colangelo: James Harden is the Leader of Team USA

Your wish has been granted, James Harden. The likes of Kevin Durant, Kevin Love, Russell Westbrook and Paul George gone from Team USA, it is now up to Harden to […] The post Jerry Colangelo: James Harden is the Leader of Team USA appeared first on SLAMonline.

Without its stars, Team USA decides to go with size

Obviously, USA Basketball won't look the same without stars like Kevin Durant, but the rise of Anthony Davis and the inclusion of three true centers gives this team a more classical look. Under director Jerry Colangelo and coach Mike Krzyzewski, USA Basketball has acted fluidly in making decisions about its final rosters. Show More Summary

Team USA announces final roster

USA Basketball National Team Managing Director 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. Show More Summary

Basketball - US cancels Senegal trip over Ebola fears

last yearNews : 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 yearSports : 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

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