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USA Basketball Statement Regarding Stephen Curry’s Withdrawal

  • Date:
    Jun 6, 2016


USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo Statement Regarding Stephen Curry’s Withdrawal

USA Basketball chairman and USA Men’s National Team managing director Jerry Colangelo released the following statement regarding Stephen Curry’s announcement that he has withdrawn from consideration for this summer’s USA Men’s National Team:

“Since Steph’s recent injuries, I’ve been in contact with him and I was aware that this decision was a strong possibility.  We appreciate Steph and his agent, Jeff Austin, keeping USA Basketball updated on his decision process.

“Obviously we are disappointed that Steph will not be available this summer, but we understand these situations arise and we are fully supportive of his decision. Steph is a two-time FIBA World Cup gold medalist who has a lot of equity with USA Basketball and has made great contributions since he first began playing the United States at the 2007 FIBA U19 World Championship. Steph has always represented his country in an exemplary manner, and we are sorry that he won’t be able to be with us this summer.”



Stephen Curry Statement Regarding USA Basketball & 2016 Summer Olympics

The following statement was released on June 6 by Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry:

 “After a great deal of internal thought and several discussions with my family, the Warriors and my representatives, I’ve elected to withdraw my name from the list of eligible players on Team USA’s preliminary roster for the 2016 Summer Games in Brazil.  I recently informed Jerry Colangelo of this decision.”

“My previous experiences with USA Basketball have been incredibly rewarding, educational and enjoyable, which made this an extremely difficult decision for me and my family. However, due to several factors – including recent ankle and knee injuries – I believe this is the best decision for me at this stage of my career.   It’s an incredible honor to represent your country and wear ‘USA’ on your chest, but my primary basketball-related objective this summer needs to focus on my body and getting ready for the 2016-17 NBA season.”  




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