The Salt Lake City Stars, the NBA G League affiliate of the Utah Jazz, have finalized their training and basketball operations staff for the 2017-18 season. Joining new head coach Martin Schiller and assistant coaches Bryan Bailey and Nathan Peavy will be Juan Torres (Head Trainer/Director of Sports Performance), Jordan Harding (Assistant Trainer/Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach), Lowell Egan (Director of Basketball Operations), James Fraschilla (Basketball Operations Assistant) and Nick Reick (Basketball Operations Assistant).
Torres joins the Stars from Prairie View A&M University where he worked with the football team, men’s and women’s tennis teams and the women’s basketball team in 2016. Torres completed an internship with the Washington Wizards during the 2015-16 season and prior to that was an athletic training student for the University of Idaho from 2013-15. He has also been an assistant strength coach for the Junior Ducks Hockey Team during the 2011-12 season, where he worked under the Anaheim Ducks Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. Torres earned a Bachelor of Science degree from California State Fullerton in California, a Master of Science in athletic training from the University of Idaho and is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.
Harding, who spent the 2016-17 season as a Stars intern, earned a promotion to Assistant Trainer/Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach. Prior to the joining the Stars, he spent time with the San Antonio FC USL Soccer Team (2016); San Antonio Spurs (2015-16); Sports Med Utah: Summit Academy High School (2015); Real Monarchs USL Soccer Team (2015); Utah Jazz (2014-15); Real Salt Lake MLS Soccer Team (2014) and Wasatch Physical Therapy (2011-14). The Kaysville, Utah, native earned a Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training at Weber State University in Utah.
Egan returns for his second season as director of basketball operations and his fifth with the franchise. He is responsible for coordinating the team’s travel and practice schedules, in addition to the player development program. The Nevada native earned a degree in economics from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
Fraschilla, a former University of Oklahoma basketball player (2011-15), served as a graduate assistant for the men’s basketball team at Indiana University during the 2016-17 season.
Reick comes to the Stars after spending the 2016 season as the manager of basketball analytics/video coordinator for the Dallas Wings of the WNBA.
Season tickets for the Stars are on sale now. Season ticket membership benefits include the best ticket prices, exclusive events with Stars players and coaches, and more. Fans interested in purchasing season tickets for the 2017-18 season should call a Stars season ticket representative at (801) 325-STAR (7827).