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Suns announce medical staff, officially moving on from Aaron Nelson era

General view of action as the Phoenix Suns and the San Antonio Spurs tip-off during the first half of the NBA game at Talking Stick Resort Arena on November 14, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

For the better part of two decades, the Phoenix Suns medical staff was considered one of the most renown in the NBA under Aaron Nelson.

After parting with Nelson this offseason, the Suns took the final step away from his tenure and toward the future Friday, announcing the hire of a new medicine and performance team.

Brady Howe was announced as the Senior Director of Player Health and Performance. He is a former member of the Atlanta Hawks training staff and the director of athletic performance for the Utah Jazz’s G League affiliates.

Howe is among nine members the Suns announced Friday.

David Crewe, who spent last year as the head athletic trainer for the Memphis Grizzlies and spent eight with the Minnesota Timberwolves, was named the Director of Medical Services and Head Athletic Trainer.

Daniel Bove, who was the Suns’ director of performance last year, retained his position.

The other members of the staff are Director of Rehabilitation Adam Loiacono, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Cory Schlesinger, Assistant Athletic Trainer Frank Adams, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Jeff Dolan, Sport Scientist/Assistant Strength Coach Kohei Tamagawa and Performance Therapist Amy Atmore.

The Suns open training camp in Flagstaff on Oct. 1 and begin preseason basketball Oct. 8 against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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