Colangelo Will Chair USA Basketball Board
Phoenix Suns Chairman Jerry Colangelo was elected chairman of USA Basketball's board of directors for the 2009-2012 term on Wednesday, USA Basketball announced, succeeding USA Basketball President Val Ackerman.
Colangelo, credited with turning around the U.S. men's Olympic basketball program as managing director of the team, will be joined by several new board members, and Ackerman will continue to serve on the board in an ex officio capacity.
"I'm honored to have this opportunity and I look forward to serving USA Basketball over the next four years," said Colangelo. "There's a great legacy at USA Basketball and my goal is to continue to grow our game on every level."
November 13, 2008; 9:11 AM ET
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