Team USA update: Colangelo prepping steadily for Olympics

Originally Published: February 18, 2008
By Chris Sheridan | ESPN.com

NEW ORLEANS -- We'd go ahead and spice this story up with a little local flavor, bestowing the nickname "Mr. Big Uneasy" upon Jerry Colangelo, if only it were befitting.

Problem is, it isn't.

"I'm not nervous. I'm excited. There is no apprehension at all," Colangelo, the managing director of Team USA, told ESPN.com Sunday in an hour-long interview focused on the Beijing Olympics. "If we are in the right frame of mind, if we respect the opposition, then we've got a great opportunity ...

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