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Auriemma to return as U.S. women's basketball coach

Auriemma to return as U.S. women's basketball coach

COLORADO SPRINGS, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Geno Auriemma, who led the U.S. women's basketball team to the Olympic gold medal in 2012, will coach the team at the 2016 Olympics, it was announced Friday.

USA Basketball plans move to massive new Arizona facility

TEMPE, Ariz., June 11 (UPI) -- USA Basketball will move its headquarters to Arizona as part of a multimillion-dollar development adjacent to Arizona State University, officials said.
Krzyzewski to return as U.S. men's basketball coach

Krzyzewski to return as U.S. men's basketball coach

DURHAM, N.C., May 23 (UPI) -- Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski will return to coach the U.S. men's national basketball team through 2016, USA Basketball announced Thursday.
Pitino, Payton chosen for Hall of Fame

Pitino, Payton chosen for Hall of Fame

ATLANTA, April 8 (UPI) -- Rick Pitino, coach of 2013 NCAA champion Louisville, was among inductees announced Monday for the Basketball Hall of Fame.
U.S. Olympic basketball training team chosen

U.S. Olympic basketball training team chosen

COLORADO SPRINGS, May 21 (UPI) -- NBA Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irving of Cleveland is among 13 players on the select team that will train against the U.S. men's national basketball team.
U.S. basketball team gets roster extension

U.S. basketball team gets roster extension

DALLAS, May 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Olympic Committee gave men's basketball officials an extension to determine its 2012 roster due to injuries to several candidate players.
Miller, Sampson, Nelson headed to Basketball Hall of Fame

Miller, Sampson, Nelson headed to Basketball Hall of Fame

NEW ORLEANS, April 2 (UPI) -- Reggie Miller, Ralph Sampson and Don Nelson were selected to be part of the 2012 class for induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame, officials said Monday.
U.S. announces men's basketball finalists

U.S. announces men's basketball finalists

COLORADO SPRINGS, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh and five others from the 2008 Olympic gold-medal team are among finalists for the 2012 U.S. men's basketball team.

Green, McGee cut from Team USA

NEW YORK, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- NBA players Jeff Green and JaVale McGee were cut from Team USA Sunday in a move to pare the club's roster to 13.

Report: Coach K returning to Team USA

BOSTON, July 8 (UPI) -- Duke men's hoops coach Mike Krzyzewski likely will coach Team USA at the 2012 London Olympics, sources say.

USA Select basketball team named

COLORADO SPRINGS, July 16 (UPI) -- Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant, the NBA's top rookie last season, was among the 10 players chosen Wednesday for the 2008 USA Basketball Men's Select Team.

Phoenix awarded 2009 NBA All-Star Game

PHOENIX, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The US Airways Center in Phoenix was selected Thursday as the site of the 2009 NBA All-Star game.

Former Lakers' coach dies

SPOKANE, Wash., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Former Los Angeles Lakers Coach Butch van Breda Kolff has died after battling several illnesses.

Injury forces Arenas off USA team

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas suffered a groin strain during Team USA's practice in Seoul Monday.

Lakers' Kobe Bryant has minor knee surgery

COLORADO SPRINGS, July 15 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Lakers all-star guard Kobe Bryant underwent arthroscopy to remove scar tissue in his right knee, USA Basketball announced Saturday.
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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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