HoopsHype Jerry Colangelo rumors

July 24, 2013 Updates

Back in the summers of 2005 and ’06, when he was an assistant coach with the Rockets, Tom Thibodeau traveled to China with center Yao Ming, using the offseason time to hone the skills of the team’s All-Star big man. Yao’s primary commitment at the time, though, was to the Chinese national team, and so Thibodeau would work with Yao individually around his other commitments. But the experience registered with Thibodeau, now head coach of the Bulls. “I had the opportunity when Yao was playing for the Chinese national team, to watch how he participated and to watch their practices,” he said. “I learned a lot from that.” Sporting News

“I was flattered that I was even considered,” Thibodeau said. “It wasn’t something I expected. Jerry Colangelo and Mike Krzyzewski called and I thought it would be a great opportunity to learn. I am excited to be here. Any time you have the opportunity to be around great coaches and great players, you have to take it. And these are your opponents, I think you learn a lot from them, too. I followed Team USA from afar and was very curious to see what the inner workings are here.” Sporting News

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant and Minnesota Timberwolves center Kevin Love say Wednesday they will be returning to play for Team USA. The two NBA stars were on hand for the national team's minicamp practice, and made the announcement in an impromptu news conference alongside team managing director Jerry Colangelo and head coach Mike Krzyzewski. Durant said he made the commitment to Krzyzewski late Tuesday night, while Love officially made his announcement during the news conference. ESPN.com

July 22, 2013 Updates

"He's on the way back. It's something we just have to wait and see how he progresses," Colangelo said. "First of all, he qualifies in a lot of ways. He knows our system. He's been part of USA Basketball. He's a terrific guy. He's a great competitor. Now we have to wait and see what he looks like. How quickly does he get back to that level, and then it's going to be up to him as to whether he wants to be with us next summer." USA Today Sports

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