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Suns announce additions to top training staff in NBA

Four new names join Aaron Nelson’s staff in Phoenix.

NBA: Portland Trail Blazers at Phoenix Suns Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

On Tuesday, the Phoenix Suns announced they would be bolstering their already elite training staff. Four new names join head trainer Aaron Nelson’s team, and they bring with them significant experience. Here’s what you need to know.

Daniel Bove - Director of Performance

  • Spent last 2 seasons with Hawks as team’s sports scientist / assistant strength and conditioning coach
  • Was a graduate assistant and performance laboratory supervisor at the University of South Florida from 2014-16

Brady Howe - Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Assistant Athletic Trainer

  • Spent last season as an assistant athletic trainer with the Hawks
  • Was the director of athletic performance for the Salt Lake Stars of the G League the season prior

Geoff Stanton - Assistant Athletic Trainer

  • Last season was the senior associate athletic trainer for the University of South Florida men’s basketball team
  • Has spent time as an athletic trainer for the University of North Carolina, High Point University, and the University of Kentucky

Devin Skinner - Assistant Athletic Trainer

  • Most recently worked as a performance healthcare athletic trainer for Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Shares first name with a future Hall of Famer

Nelson returns for his 26th season in Phoenix, his 19th as the Suns’ head athletic trainer. Tom Maystadt is back for his 10th year as assistant athletic trainer/rehabilitation coordinator, and Stanford Williams is in his second season as assistant athletic trainer/assistant strength and conditioning coach.

Read more about the new team here.