August 12, 2010
This is a super quick post, so consider it the amuse bouche to my Jerry Colangelo interview post that will go up when I have time to transcribe his very long, very well thought out answers to my questions about building Team USA.
What you see above is Colangelo's Olympic championship ring that he received after Team USA took home the gold medal in Beijing. It's enormous, it's covered in diamonds and everybody associated with the 2008 team got one. Players, coaches, executives — basically everyone except livebloggers.
If you're trying to figure out just how gigantic this ring is, consider that Colangelo is a normal-sized guy with some serious meathooks for hands. For a ring to look that big, it's got to be seriously huge. Trust me, it is.