USA Basketball names initial roster

COLORADO SPRINGS, March 5 (UPI) -- USA basketball Sunday announced the 23 players who will compete for a spot on the national team.

Rudy Tomjanovich joins USA Basketball

COLORADO SPRINGS, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Former NBA coach Rudy Tomjanovich Wednesday was named director of scouting for USA Men's Basketball.

Six join basketball Hall of Fame

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Four players, a coach and a basketall executive were enshrined Friday in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.

Colangelo steps down as Diamondbacks CEO

PHOENIX, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Wednesday that Jerry Colangelo had resigned as the team's chief executive officer, effective immediately.

Diamondbacks CEO to resign

PHOENIX, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Jerry Colangelo announced Friday he would retire as CEO and chairman of the board of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Diamondbacks fire Bob Brenly

PHOENIX, July 2 (UPI) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks fired Manager Bob Brenly Friday as part of a staff shakeup they hope will turn around a dismal season.

Phoenix Suns sale OK'd by current owners

PHOENIX, April 23 (UPI) -- The sale of the NBA's Phoenix Suns to a group led by investor Robert Sarver has been OK'd by the current owners and awaits the approval of the league.

Phoenix Suns change hands

PHOENIX, April 16 (UPI) -- The Phoenix Suns will be under a new ownership group, but Jerry Colangelo will not be stepping away from the team.

Sale of Phoenix Suns appears near

PHOENIX, April 15 (UPI) -- The Phoenix Suns appear to be on the verge of being sold and an announcement could come as soon as Friday.

Six elected to basketball Hall of Fame

SAN ANTONIO, April 5 (UPI) -- Bill Sharman, for the second time, Clyde Drexler and four others were elected Monday to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Drexler heads Hall of Fame nominees

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Former NBA great Clyde Drexler heads the 2004 list of 16 finalists for the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Phoenix Suns can Frank Johnson

PHOENIX, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Losses to have-nots Orlando and Miami apparently were the last straws for Phoenix owner Jerry Colangelo, who Wednesday fired Coach Frank Johnson.

In Sports from United Press International

A roundup of top sports stories

In Sports from United Press International

A roundup of top sports stories.

Big new contract for Randy Johnson

PHOENIX, March 24 (UPI) -- Randy Johnson, in the midst of one of the most dominant stretches by a pitcher in the last 50 years, has agreed to a contract extension with Arizona.
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Jerry Colangelo
The Arizona Diamondbacks owner Jerry Colangelo (R) announced that he released Manager Bob Brenly and replaced him with Venezuelan Al Pedrique for the rest of the season on July 2, 2004 in Phoenix, AZ. (UPI Photo/Will Powers)

Jerry Colangelo November 20, 1939 (1939-11-20) (age 70) in Chicago Heights, Illinois, is an American businessman and sports mogul.

He is the former owner of the Phoenix Suns of the NBA, the Phoenix Mercury of the WNBA, the Arizona Sandsharks of the Continental Indoor Soccer League, the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League and the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball. He was also instrumental in the relocation of the Winnipeg Jets of the NHL to Phoenix to become the Phoenix Coyotes, which is now in bankruptcy.

He is the national director of USA Basketball and of the team that represented the United States in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Colangelo also serves as Chairman of the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), a nonprofit nonpartisan educational foundation that promotes Italian American culture and heritage. NIAF also serves as the voice for Italian Americans in Washington, D.C.

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