Where is Ex-US Basketball Director Jerry Colangelo Now?
In 2004, Olympics many were stunned and called for a change, after the men’s national basketball team suffered a stunning loss to Argentina in the semifinals. In the 2008 Olympics in China, they started the overhaul and the rebuild with Jerry Colangelo at the helm.
In the men’s team legends like Kobe Bryant and LeBron James are pushed for the ultimate prize, in 2008 Netflix’s ‘The Redeem Team’ chronicles the work that went into preparing. Currently, he living in the US.
Jerry Colangelo’s Personal Life
He was born in Chicago Heights, Illinois. He was born into an Italian-American working-class family. And he also played basketball and baseball for Bloom Township High School. Jerry attended the University of Kansas but transferred to the University of Illinois after prospective teammate Wilt Chamberlain left. He played two years of baseball at Illinois. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in physical education in 1962.
Jerry Colangelo Wife, Children
He is married to Joan and they met on a blind date at college. They have four children: Kathy Holcombe, Kristen Young, Mandie Colangelo, and Bryan Colangelo. Bryan Colangelo is an American basketball executive he had been president of the Phoenix Suns when his father was part of the ownership group and rejoined his father with the Philadelphia 76ers from 2016 to 2018.
Who is Jerry Colangelo?
He was born on 20 November 1939 in Chicago Heights, Illinois, U.S. He is 82 years old. He is an American businessman and sports executive. He is the owned 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.
Jerry Colangelo is also instrumental in the relocation of the original Winnipeg Jets team in the NHL to Phoenix to become the Phoenix Coyotes. On 18 May 2019, The Lincoln Academy of Illinois granted Colangelo the Order of Lincoln award, the highest honor bestowed by the State of Illinois.
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