Latest Jerry Colangelo News

After fall, Lillard, Adebayo try to help US get up again

Jul. 27, 2021 02:59 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Damian Lillard was nearly flat on his back, trying to save a possession the U.S. couldn't afford to lose. He not only couldn't recover the ball after slipping but made matters even worse when he extended his leg and inadvertently tripped up...

Among NBA's best, Popovich still seeks golden touch with USA

Jul. 22, 2021 02:58 AM EDT

Gregg Popovich is regarded as the NBA’s best, a coach that has won five championships and kept his team near the top for a quarter of a century. In international basketball, he hasn’t yet found that golden touch. Popovich has been on the staff of...

After Olympics, Grant Hill to take USA Basketball men's lead

Jul. 21, 2021 12:19 PM EDT

Grant Hill was not looking for new things to do. He’s on the board of trustees at Duke, his alma mater where he played for Mike Krzyzewski. He’s an investor, broadcaster, public speaker, member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, co-owner and vice chairman of the Atlanta...

Repeat? Spain reigned, US upset last time Japan hosted hoops

Jul. 21, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

When major international basketball last came to the Tokyo area, the U.S. sent LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony. All great players. Just not good enough. “We lost,” Paul said. The...

Colangelo seeks golden finish to time leading USA Basketball

Jul. 20, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

Jerry Colangelo recalls it as a watershed year in his life. He sold the NBA’s Phoenix Suns in 2004. He stepped down from the Arizona Diamondbacks, three years after they had won the World Series. For Colangelo, who was also diagnosed with prostate...

Colangelo seeks Suns win, reinforcements for US Olympic team

Jul. 14, 2021 21:50 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jerry Colangelo is headed to Game 5 in Phoenix, hoping to see his old team win its first NBA title. Getting the series over would sure help his current team, too. Colangelo was the Suns' first general manager when the organization...

Shocker: US falls to Nigeria 90-87 in pre-Olympic opener

Jul. 10, 2021 23:35 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — This is not how USA Basketball expected to open its Olympic summer. Nigeria probably didn’t expect it, either. If there was any expectation of invincibility for the Americans heading into the Tokyo Olympics, it’s already gone...

The NBA Finals are set: Milwaukee vs. Phoenix for the title

Jul. 03, 2021 23:30 PM EDT

The two regular-season games between Milwaukee and Phoenix this season fit the same script. Both were extremely high scoring. Both went down to the wire. Both saw Phoenix win by a single point, with a free throw by Devin Booker ending up as the game winner each time. ...

US men seeking 4th consecutive Olympic basketball gold

Jul. 02, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

Kobe Bryant, a few months before he died, made an appearance at the Basketball World Cup in China and was asked about the future of USA Basketball. His message was clear: Gold medals will no longer come easily. “It’s not a matter of the rest of...

Experience matters: USA Basketball confirms Olympic roster

Jun. 28, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

Experience mattered to USA Basketball when putting together a roster for the Tokyo Olympics. The Americans formally revealed their roster Monday, one that will be the third-oldest U.S. men’s team in Olympic history for the Tokyo Games. The 12-man list includes five...