Head Athletic Trainer
College: University of Arkansas (B.S.)
Years in NBATA: 23
Keith Jones enters his 20th season as an NBA head athletic trainer. Prior to joining the Rockets in 1996, Jones was head athletic trainer of the Los Angeles Clippers for six seasons.
In 2002, Jones was appointed to the dual role of Rockets Vice President of Basketball Operations/Head Athletic Trainer, which includes assisting team executives with player relations and operational matters in addition to managing athletic healthcare responsibilities.
Jones was honored to provide athletic training coverage for the gold medal winning 2008 USA Men's Olympic Basketball Team. Additionally, he was the athletic trainer for U.S. Men’s Basketball Team at the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia; the 1999 Tournament of the Americas in Puerto Rico; and the 1998 World Championships in Athens, Greece.
Jones received the prestigious “NBA Athletic Trainer of the Year” award in 2001. A former Western Conference Representative on the NBTA Executive Committee, Jones became the first African-American head athletic trainer in the NBA when he accepted the Clippers’ post in 1990. His start in pro basketball came in 1988 as an assistant athletic trainer with the Orlando Magic.
Prior to joining the NBA ranks, Jones was an athletic trainer for the University of Minnesota football team from 1985-89 and was an athletic training intern for the National Football League’s Philadelphia Eagles in 1983. He also spent two seasons with the Oklahoma/Arizona Outlaws of the United States Football League.
The native of San Antonio, Texas, is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.
Keith and his wife Madge reside in Sugarland, Texas, with their daughters, Morgan and Alex, and son, Isaiah.
Assistant Athletic Trainer
College: University of North Florida (B.S., M.P.T.)
Years in NBATA: 6
Jason Biles is entering his seventh season in the NBA and his fourth season as Director of Performance Rehabilitation/Associate Athletic Trainer with the Houston Rockets.
Prior to the Rockets, Biles spent three seasons with the Memphis Grizzlies as head strength and conditioning coach and assistant athletic trainer. He joined the Grizzlies from Athletes’ Performance in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he served as the performance physical therapy manager. Biles worked with over 40 NBA players during their offseason training programs and was responsible for traveling to the NBA’s Pre-Draft Camp to provide performance services for future draftees.
Biles has developed and implemented performance training programs for a wide range of athletes, including professionals of the NFL, MLB, PGA and ATP. Prior to his move to Las Vegas, Biles worked at Bollettieri Sports Medicine Center at the IMG Academies in Bradenton, Florida. He was the lead physical therapist and traveled with professional tennis players, as well as providing rehabilitation for athletes training for the NFL combine and NBA offseason training programs.
He is a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) and has worked for Disney’s Wide World of Sports, Florida’s Soccer Olympic Development Program, as well as in professional, collegiate and high school athletics. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), a Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) and a Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Biles received his undergraduate degree in health from the University of North Florida and furthered his education with a Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) from UNF.
Biles’ interests include music and traveling. He and his wife, Julie, have two daughters, Makenzie and Delaney.