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Grand Canyon Univ. Unveils Museum Honoring Phoenix Sports Legend Jerry Colangelo

Grand Canyon Univ. last night "unveiled the Jerry Colangelo Museum in a VIP event" that honored the man who "was key" to the school becoming a D-I program, according to Richard Obert of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC. The museum showcases Colangelo's "illustrious sports life, starting from his schoolboy days in Illinois to building the Suns into an NBA Finals team twice and the Diamondbacks into a World Series champion, to rebuilding the USA Basketball team and being the dominant team in the world every four years at the Olympics." Colangelo said, "It's humbling." Obert notes the museum is next to GCU Arena and "connected to the men's basketball team's new practice facility." GCU Colangelo College of Business Dean Randy Gibb said of Colangelo, "He's like the godfather of Phoenix sports. It needed to be done" (ARIZONA REPUBLIC, 9/21).