View Full Version : Colangelo...surgery successful!!!

12-30-2004, 08:34 PM
LINK: http://www.azcentral.com/sports/suns/articles/1230colangelo-ON.html

PHOENIX - Phoenix Suns chairman Jerry Colangelo underwent successful prostate cancer surgery in New York on Thursday, the team said.

Colangelo, 65, was diagnosed with prostate cancer last month. He was resting comfortably following the operation and will remain in the hospital for a few days, the Suns said in a statement.

The surgery was performed by Dr. Peter Scardino at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Colangelo, inducted into the basketball Hall of Fame this year, came to Phoenix as the general manager of the expansion Suns in 1968 and later formed a group to purchase the franchise.

Earlier this year, Colangelo sold the franchise to a group headed by San Diego banker and real estate magnate Robert Sarver.

Colangelo also headed the group that brought professional baseball to Phoenix, but was pushed out of that franchise's management this year by the Diamondbacks' new ownership group.