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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

4 months 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

5 months agoSports : 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

2 years agoSports : 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...

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