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Sacramento Kings

Address: 500 David J. Stern Walk, Sacramento, CA 95814
Arena Name: Golden 1 Center
Phone: (916) 701-5300
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Joe Resendez

Head Athletic Trainer
Education: University of Texas-Pan American (B.S.); Louisiana Tech (M.S.)
Hometown: Brownsville, TX
NBATA Member Since: 2011
Joe Resendez enters into his first season as Head Athletic Trainer for the Sacramento Kings. Resendez was previosuly with the Los Angeles Clippers as the Assistant Athletic Trainer since 2011. In LA he also oversaw the additional role of Travel Manager where he coordinated all aspects of team travel.

Prior to coming to Los Angeles, Resendez spent four seasons as the athletic trainer/strength and conditioning coach for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League where he contributed to two D-League NBA Finals (2010 & 2011) and one All-Star appearance (2010).

Joe came to the Vipers for their inaugural season after a two-year stint as the Men’s Basketball athletic trainer at Louisiana Tech, where he earned his Master’s Degree of Science in exercise physiology in 2006. After earning his Bachelor’s Degree of Science in kinesiology with an emphasis in Sports Medicine from the University of Texas-Pan American in 2003, Resendez spent one season as the assistant athletic trainer at the University of Texas-San Antonio.

A certified athletic trainer through the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and a licensed athletic trainer (LAT) through the State of Texas, Resendez specializes in joint and soft tissue manipulation/mobilization and restorative therapies. He is also licensed as a Performance Enhancement Specialist and as a Corrective Exercise Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Additionally, he has served as physiotherapist for the Future’s Program of Great Britain basketball during 2010.

A native of Brownsville, Texas, Resendez developed an interest in athletic healthcare after being a standout multi-sport athlete at the high school and collegiate level.
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Aung Aye

Education: Chapman University (B.S.), University of Washington
Hometown: Bellevue, WA
NBATA Member Since: 2015
Aung Aye joined the Sacramento Kings in 2015 as an Assistant Athletic Trainer/Massage Therapist. He is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and licensed massage therapist. Prior to joining the Kings, the Bellevue, WA native spent five years as the assistant athletic trainer/head of massage for the Seattle Sounders. He was also the athletic trainer for the Seattle Sounders Women, and an assistant at Chivas USA.

Aung Aye developed an interest in athletic training while serving as an intern in high school. A graduate of the University of Washington, he was the student athletic trainer for baseball and football, and received the Kurt Gegner Memorial Award for athletic training. Aung Aye continued his education earning a second degree from Chapman University in Athletic Training with rotations with the Australian Institute of Sports, USA Volleyball, and Chivas USA.