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Phoenix Suns

Address: 201 E. Jefferson St,. Phonenix, AZ 85004
Arena Name: Talking Stick Resort Arena
Phone: (602) 379-7986
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Brady Howe MS, ATC, CSCS

Senior Director of Health and Performance
Education: Weber State University (B.S), Southern Utah University (M.S)
Hometown: Ogden, Utah
NBATA Member Since: 2017
Brady Howe is in his second season with the Phoenix Suns after serving as head strength and conditioning coach/assistant athletic trainer in 2018-19. In his role as senior director of player health and performance, he is tasked with overseeing the entire Suns athletic performance staff including the medical team, performance team, sports science team and nutritional components with the goal of optimizing performance while ensuring long-term player health.

Howe joined the Suns following one season as assistant athletic trainer with the Atlanta Hawks. Prior to joining the Hawks, Howe spent three seasons with the G League affiliate of the Utah Jazz, serving as director of athletic performance for the Salt Lake City Stars in 2016-17 and head athletic trainer/strength and conditioning coach for the Idaho Stampede from 2014-2016. He was the athletic trainer for the NBA D-League Select Team at NBA Summer League 2015 and 2016 in Las Vegas, and also served as athletic trainer/strength and conditioning coach for the D-League’s Utah Flash from 2009-2011.

From 2011-2013, Howe worked at Weber State University as athletic trainer and strength and conditioning coach for the Wildcats’ football and basketball programs. A graduate of Weber State with a Bachelor’s in Athletic Training, Howe also holds a Master’s in Sports Conditioning and Performance from Southern Utah University and is working towards a Doctorate in Athletic Training from A.T. Still University. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS), certified athletic trainer (ATC), corrective exercise specialist (CES) and performance enhancement specialist (PES).

The Ogden, Utah native resides in Chandler with his wife, Emily, and daughter, Maci.
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David Crewe

Director of Medical Services / Head Athletic Trainer
Education: University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (B.S.); California University of Pennsylvania (M.S.)
Hometown: Twin Lakes, Wisconsin
NBATA Member Since: 2010
David Crewe is in his first season with the Phoenix Suns as director of medical services/head athletic trainer following one season as the head athletic trainer for the Memphis Grizzlies. He brings valuable NBA leadership experience to the Suns medical staff where his primary role consists of overseeing the athletic training staff and working closely with team physicians with the direction of player medical care.

Prior to joining the Grizzlies, Crewe spent eight seasons (2010-2018) with the Minnesota Timberwolves including the last two as head strength and conditioning coach/assistant athletic trainer. For the 2016-17 season, he was named the David Craig Assistant Athletic Trainer of the Year by the National Basketball Athletic Trainers Association (NBATA). Crewe is currently serving a two-year term on the board of the NBATA as the Secretary and he has also served on the board of the NBATA as a Western Conference Assistant Athletic Trainer Representative. Previously, Crewe was a member of the communications committee for the National Basketball Strength and Conditioning Association (NBSCA).

Before his time in the NBA, Crewe spent three years with the athletic training department for the Kansas City Chiefs. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a Bachelor’s in Exercise Sports Science/Athletic Training, he also holds a Master’s in Rehabilitative Sciences from California University of Pennsylvania. He is a certified athletic trainer (ATC) and certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS).

The Twin Lakes, Wisconsin native resides in Phoenix.
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Frank Adams

Assistant Athletic Trainer
Education: Florida Southern College (BS); Hardin-Simmons University (MS)
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
NBATA Member Since: 2019
Frank Adams is in his first season with the Phoenix Suns as assistant athletic trainer after spending the past two seasons in the Minnesota Timberwolves’ organization, serving as the head athletic trainer for NBA G League affiliate Iowa Wolves and assistant to the Timberwolves staff. In his position with the Suns, Adams’ primary role includes assisting the medical staff in overseeing the day-to-day operation of the athletic training room, treatments, injury prevention programs and documentation.

Prior to his time with the Timberwolves, Adams spent two years as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Abilene Christian University serving as the primary athletic trainer for the men’s basketball team as well as the men’s & women’s tennis teams. He also spent time serving as an intern athletic trainer at North Carolina State University for the men’s basketball team.

Adams holds a Bachelor’s in Athletic Training from Florida Southern College, where he also lettered for the Moccasin’s basketball team. He later earned a Master’s in Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation from Hardin-Simmons University. A certified athletic trainer (ATC), Adams is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), the National Basketball Athletic Trainers’ Association (NBATA), and the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as a performance enhancement specialist (PES) and a corrective exercise specialist (CES).

A native of Atlanta, Georgia, where his mother still makes her home, Adams resides in Phoenix.