Summer 2024

SS PODCAST: Former Suns, D-backs owner Jerry Colangelo on giving his life to Jesus

THIS IS THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
WITH JASON ROMANO, FEATURING JERRY COLANGELO

Jerry Colangelo is the former owner of the Phoenix Suns in the NBA and the Arizona Diamondbacks in Major League Baseball. In 1998, he brought MLB to Arizona and served as chairman and CEO of the 2001 team that won the World Series.

Colangelo began his career in professional basketball in 1966 with the Chicago Bulls, working as a scout and marketing director before becoming the youngest general manager in the NBA in 1968, when he took a role with the Suns. Throughout his time in Phoenix, when he also owned the Phoenix Mercury of the WNBA, Colangelo won four different NBA Executive of the Year honors (1977, 1982, 1990, 1994).

He also served as the director of USA Basketball for the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2010 FIBA World Championship, and later became the chairman of basketball operations and a special advisor for the Philadelphia 76ers. Currently, Colangelo is the chairman of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Today on the podcast, we talk to Jerry Colangelo about trusting in Jesus, being bold in sharing his faith, starting chapel services at NBA games, and the legacy he wants to leave.

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