Houston Rockets

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Sr. VP Basketball Opertions and Director Sports Medicine.

keith_jonesKeith Jones
College: University of Arkansas (B.S.)
Years in NBATA: 23
NBA.com Bio
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.

Head Athletic Trainer

BilesJason Biles
College:  University of North Florida (B.S., M.P.T.)
Years in NBATA: 8

Jason Biles is entering his eighth season in the NBA and his fifth season with the Houston Rockets. He is the Head Athletic Trainer/Director of Performance Rehabilitation. Biles received the 2013-14 NBATA Assistant Athletic Trainer of the Year Award voted on by his peers and had the opportunity to work the 2012-13 NBA All-Star Game in Houston. In the summer of 2013, he provided athletic training services in the NBA Adidas Euro Camp in Treviso, Italy.

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 NBA after working as a Physical Therapy Manager with Athletes’ Performance.

Biles has developed and implemented performance training and rehabilitation programs for a wide range of athletes, including professionals to the NFL, MLB, PGA and ATP.  Prior to his work with Athletes’ Performance, 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 provided 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, and 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.  He is a Sports Certified Specialist (SCS) certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Biles received his Bachelor of Science in Health (BSH) and Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) degrees from the University of North Florida and is currently completing his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Arcadia University.

Biles is married to his wife Julie, and they have two daughters, Makenzie and Delaney.