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PHOENIX (AP) — Grand Canyon University is renaming its business college after former Phoenix Suns and Arizona Diamondbacks executive Jerry Colangelo.
Officials at the for-profit Christian school announced Thursday that the Colangelo College of Business is intended to provide "real-world relevance" to future generations of "values-driven business leaders.
The 74-year-old Colangelo already was the namesake of GCU's school of sports business.
He replaces Ken Blanchard, the business leadership author who had served as the namesake of the business school for a decade.
Colangelo is a former owner of the Suns, ex-managing general partner of the Diamondbacks and a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame. He currently is director of USA Basketball.
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