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How Jerry Colangelo reinvigorated USA Basketball

Jerry Colangelo
by in AZ Business Magazine | Sports

Jerry Colangelo stepped off the USA men’s basketball team bus and into the Flamengo Club practice facility a couple blocks off the Atlantic Ocean in Rio de Janeiro. He walked in before any of his hand-selected players. Donning a Team USA jacket and a gold Olympic ring on his right hand, the managing director of… Read More →

Phoenix Final Four countdown clock debuts

NCAA Final Four

With 345 days and counting until the tip-off of the 2017 NCAA Final Four, the Phoenix Local Organizing Committee (PLOC), Governor Doug Ducey, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, several other elected officials from the Phoenix Metropolitan area unveiled the official countdown clock Thursday at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The clock will mark the days, hours and minutes until… Read More →

See Suns great Eddie Johnson’s home for sale

Front Elevation

Do you have $2.4 million to spare? If so you can move into former Phoenix Suns small forward Eddie Johnson’s Paradise Valley home that rests on 1.9 acres of property. Johnson’s Tuscan Santa Barbara style home has six bedrooms, 8.5 baths and a great view of Camelback Mountain. It also includes a sports court, pool,… Read More →

Phoenix gets 2017 Final Four tournament

VCU, Butler, UConn and Kentucky will play in Houston this weekend for the NCAA basketball Final Four. Winners continue to the National Championship game

Let the March Madness begin. The 2017 NCAA Final Four men’s basketball tournament will be played in Phoenix, it was announced Friday. The Division I Men’s Basketball Committee announced Friday that Phoenix was among five cities selected from eight finalists to host the Final Four for the years 2017-2021. The Valley of the Sun will… Read More →

SpoFit Launches StandUp Amputee Basketball League

David Banks-6924

Amputees looking to play standup basketball games now have the chance with the launching of the StandUp Amputee Basketball League at the Virginia G. Piper Sports & Fitness Center for Persons with Disabilities (SpoFit), a program of Arizona Bridge to Independent Living (ABIL). SpoFit is located at 5031 E. Washington, St. at the Disability Empowerment… Read More →

Fulton ‘Legacy’ at $15M before opening

Freeman Farms

While news headlines in August continue to declare sluggish new home sales figures in the Metro Phoenix market, one new Fulton Homes’ community in Gilbert is experiencing just the opposite. As of Aug. 25, the Tempe-based homebuilder has sold 20 homes and has hit $15 million in sales at its Legacy at Freeman Farms community—and… Read More →

Taking A Gamble On March Madness

Moneyball

Office pools and social gambling can be harmless fun — if the rules are followed Every human resources department in Arizona would flip a chip if employees set up a poker table in the middle of the boardroom and started playing Texas Hold ‘Em in the middle of the work day. But somehow, gambling in… Read More →

NCAA March Madness: Get Your Tickets Now

NCAA March Madness
by in Sports

You can watch as much of Joe Lunardi’s Bracketology as possible, study your match-ups and build your Excel spreadsheets, but the office secretary who picked her teams based on mascots will still beat you. Yes, it is that time of the year again: March Madness. And luckily for us college hoops fans here in Phoenix,… Read More →