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April 20, 2012 | By Mark Medina
With USA Basketball suffering what he called a "rash of injuries," chairman Jerry Colangelo said he plans to meet with the team's coaching staff either April 30 or May 1 in Las Vegas to determine how they're going to fill their thinning roster for the 2012 London Olympics. Orlando center Dwight Howard plans to have season-ending back surgery. Clippers guard Chauncey Billups tore an Achilles tendon earlier this season. Portland forward LaMarcus Aldridge plans to have hip surgery.
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July 15, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
Jerry Colangelo has gold on his mind again. As chairman of USA Basketball, the former Phoenix Suns owner helped rally the Olympic men's program from a disappointing 2004 bronze-medal effort, hiring Coach Mike Krzyzewski and presiding over a talent base that won the gold medal at the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing. Colangelo's 2012 roster has 10 returnees from 2008, including Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Chris Paul and Deron Williams. Although Bryant raised eyebrows last week in Las Vegas by saying this team could beat the original 1992 Dream Team of NBA Olympians, he doesn't count stars Dwyane Wade, Dwight Howard, Derrick Rose and now Blake Griffin as teammates.
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May 1, 1994 | MARK HEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The sun streams through the windows that make up three walls of Jerry Colangelo's corner office in his Taj Mahal, the $90-million America West Arena. To the north sit the downtown office buildings. In 1966, when he arrived, it was a metropolitan black hole. New Arizonans checked their urbanity at the state line. To the south sits the site of a proposed $253-million domed baseball stadium. Colangelo leads the local group applying for a major league expansion team.
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April 20, 2012 | By Mark Medina
With USA Basketball suffering what he called a "rash of injuries," chairman Jerry Colangelo said he plans to meet with the team's coaching staff either April 30 or May 1 in Las Vegas to determine how they're going to fill their thinning roster for the 2012 London Olympics. Orlando center Dwight Howard plans to have season-ending back surgery. Clippers guard Chauncey Billups tore an Achilles tendon earlier this season. Portland forward LaMarcus Aldridge plans to have hip surgery.
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October 28, 2001 | Ross Newhan
Jerry Colangelo, Arizona's managing general partner, said he received a ticket request from a limited partner who promised him, "I won't yell, I won't scream, I won't cause a scene, I'll remain neutral." Said Colangelo, laughing: "I don't believe any of that for a minute." The limited partner?
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December 29, 1999 | MARK HEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If the Phoenix Suns entered the NBA thinking there must be some justice, they soon learned otherwise. In 1970-71, their third season, they won 48 games, had the league's fourth-best record, and missed the playoffs. A year later, they won 49 and sat out the playoffs again. In those days, the top two in each of the four divisions made it and the Suns were stuck in the Midwest, under Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's Milwaukee Bucks and a strong Chicago team with Jerry Sloan and Bob Love.
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January 26, 2003 | From Associated Press
Amare Stoudemire has an awesome power dunk that could break a defender's arm. The kid has blocked shots by Yao Ming and David Robinson. He scored 38 points in one game, and grabbed 21 rebounds in another. Eighteen times, he's had double-digit rebounds and points in the same game. No other player who has gone to the NBA directly from high school has had this kind of first half-season -- not Kobe Bryant, not Kevin Garnett, not Tracy McGrady.
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May 18, 1998 | LARRY STEWART
What: "Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel" Where: HBO When: Tuesday, 10 p.m. HBO scores with a Bank One shot in this latest edition of its award-winning magazine show, examining the politics behind the building of Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix. In a segment reported by Armen Keteyian and produced by Matt Maranz, viewers learn how Arizona Diamondback owner Jerry Colangelo was able to get taxpayers to build a $250-million ballpark.
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April 20, 2012 | By Mark Medina
Even with hobbling injuries and heavy basketball mileage, Kobe Bryant's often joked he'd be happy serving no more than a utility role for the 2012 U.S. Olympic basketball team. "I'll just be Mariano Rivera," Bryant's frequently said, referring to the New York Yankees' dependable but aging closer. With how well Bryant has played this season, that's probably unnecessary. Bryant's maintained a league-leading average of 28.1 points, despite initially sustaining a torn ligament in his right wrist and later fighting through a sore neck stemming from a concussion sustained during the All-Star game.
BUSINESS
April 3, 2007 | Greg Johnson, Times Staff Writer
Who's going to buy the Chicago Cubs, and for how much? With Tribune Co. saying Monday that it was putting the storied franchise on the block to raise cash, speculation centered around several big names, including Jerry Colangelo, chairman of the NBA's Phoenix Suns and a former owner of that team and baseball's Arizona Diamondbacks, and Mark Cuban, owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks.
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April 13, 2006 | Mark Heisler, Times Staff Writer
If it's spring, the Suns must be rising from their ashes once more, like the mythological bird this city was named for. Of course, even the bird didn't have to do it annually, much less monthly. Yes, the Suns are back although no one (ever) believes it, because they're still too small, don't play defense, and, of course, Can't Win That Way in the Playoffs.
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February 28, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Bryan Colangelo, the Phoenix Suns' president and general manager, swung a midseason deal: He's switching teams. Colangelo resigned Monday and is expected to join the Toronto Raptors today as president and general manager. He'll replace Rob Babcock, fired Jan. 26 by the Raptors. Colangelo was the NBA's executive of the year after the Suns' retooled roster won a league-high 62 games in 2004-05.
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January 26, 2003 | From Associated Press
Amare Stoudemire has an awesome power dunk that could break a defender's arm. The kid has blocked shots by Yao Ming and David Robinson. He scored 38 points in one game, and grabbed 21 rebounds in another. Eighteen times, he's had double-digit rebounds and points in the same game. No other player who has gone to the NBA directly from high school has had this kind of first half-season -- not Kobe Bryant, not Kevin Garnett, not Tracy McGrady.
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November 7, 2001 | DANA PARSONS
Fifty miles west of Phoenix and driving in the midnight hour through the kind of desert rain that invites you to roll down the window and inhale the freshness, this thought occurred: Anaheim was far, far away. It wasn't the miles left to go on Interstate 10. They could be navigated. No, what made Orange County seem much farther was the ringing still in my ears from having been in Phoenix for Game 7 of the World Series.
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February 28, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Bryan Colangelo, the Phoenix Suns' president and general manager, swung a midseason deal: He's switching teams. Colangelo resigned Monday and is expected to join the Toronto Raptors today as president and general manager. He'll replace Rob Babcock, fired Jan. 26 by the Raptors. Colangelo was the NBA's executive of the year after the Suns' retooled roster won a league-high 62 games in 2004-05.
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May 21, 1989 | Mike Downey
Jerry Colangelo was by far the best pitcher on his high school baseball team, a team on which Jim Bouton could not even make third-string. He also excelled at basketball, played guard for the University of Illinois and definitely had a little Jerry West in him, although perhaps less in dribble and jumper than in name and haircut. Colangelo attended America's greatest high school, Bloom Township in Chicago Heights, Ill., cradle of sportswriters. Later on, Jerry came back to town and worked for a while selling prom tuxedos, but basketball was his first love, and somehow he finagled a job with the public-relations staff of the Chicago Bulls.
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October 28, 2001 | Ross Newhan
Jerry Colangelo, Arizona's managing general partner, said he received a ticket request from a limited partner who promised him, "I won't yell, I won't scream, I won't cause a scene, I'll remain neutral." Said Colangelo, laughing: "I don't believe any of that for a minute." The limited partner?
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October 27, 2001 | Ross Newhan
Valiantly, the managing general partner of the Arizona Diamondbacks strives to keep the focus on the field.
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