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NBA A to Z: Jerry Colangelo on how he mended fences with Gregg Popovich and more

Jerry Colangelo, director of USA Basketball,  joins A to Z guys Jeff Zillgitt and Sam Amick in Las Vegas to talk about the U.S. team as we get closer to the Rio Olympics.

Colangelo breaks down the team, discussing the defensive ability and scoring. They talk about Carmelo Anthony’s decision to rejoin the team and how important it was to him. They talk about what it’s like trying to put the team together as some of the players dropped out.

They discuss the Zika virus and other issues that Olympians have had to face.

They then break down the competition, looking at what countries might challenge USA in the tournament.

They talk about how Draymond Green talked to the team about his incident in Michigan.

They end up discussin how important it is for high profile athletes to speak out on social issues.

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