Jerry Colangelo Remains USA Basketball Chairman
November 14, 2012
Jerry Colangelo has been re-elected chairman of USA Basketball’s board of directors until 2016.
Colangelo has transformed the U.S. men’s team after a disappointing bronze medal and disinterested effort at the 2004 Athens Olympics. Since Colangelo joined USA Basketball in 2005 as managing director of the men’s national team, the U.S. men are 62-1 with gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, 2010 world championships and 2012 London Olympics. The men did not lose a game at those three events under Colangelo and U.S. coach Mike Krzyzewski.
“I’m excited to again serve USA Basketball as chairman for the next four years,” Colangelo in a statement. “I’m proud of the many successes USA Basketball’s coaches and players achieved over the past four years, and I’m looking forward to helping keep that momentum going. We were not only successful in competitions, but in the manner in which everyone associated with USA Basketball represented our country on and away from the court. We focused on showing the utmost respect for the competitions and for our international opponents.”
Colangelo’s influence has reached the women’s team and junior teams, and he has made it important for young players to participate in USA Basketball early. Colangelo is a big believer in equity, and commitment to USA Basketball at a young age is meaningful to Colangelo.