Paul Coro: #Suns announced head athletic trainer Aaron Nelson’s promotion to VP of athlete care. Nelson & strength coach Mike Elliott signed new deals.
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One member of the Suns’ organization that never made it to free agency may have been one of the most important signings of the year. It may not have received a great deal of fanfare, but when reigning NBA Trainer of Year Aaron Nelson inked a four-year contract with the franchise, it was not overlooked by the people that work within US Airways Center. Nelson, who has been with the Suns for 17 years, is known for being a trailblazer within his field. “He’s one of the best trainers that you could ask for,” Suns point guard Steve Nash said. “He continually educates himself and has a great impact on this locker room with his expertise and his ability. He allows us all to go out there every night with less of a deficit physically. He plays an important role and it’s really important that we locked him up.”