Colangelo re-elected chair of USA Basketball

Former Phoenix Suns owner Jerry Colangelo has been re-elected chairman of USA Basketball’s board of directors for the 2013-16 term.

“I’m excited to again serve USA Basketball as chairman for the next four years,” said Colangelo. “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.

“Four years ago I remarked that there is a great legacy at USA Basketball, and my goal was to continue growing the legacy and to continue growing the game on every level and that will remain the case the next four years.”

Colangelo’s involvement with USA Basketball began in 2005 when he was appointed managing director of the men’s National Team program. Since then, the team has compiled a 62-1record in international competition while winning gold medals at the 2012 and 2008 Olympics and the 2010 World Championship.

Colangelo was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2004. He also brought major league baseball to Phoenix as chairman and CEO of the Arizona Diamondbacks and also was influential in founding the WNBA and the Phoenix Mercury.