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2016-17 Detroit Pistons Yearbook

Basketball Operations Dave Hopla Assistant Coac h/Shooting Coac h Dave Hopla is in his second season as shooting coach with the Detroit Pistons. Previously, he’s had stints with the New York Knicks, Washington Wizards and Toronto Raptors. An expert shooter himself, Hopla brings a wealth of knowledge including almost three decades of running shooting camps and clinics. He’s conducted basketball camps and Jon Ishop DIRECTO R OF Sports Medicine/ Head Athletic Trainer Jordan Sabourin Head Strength & Conditioning Coac h 22 Detroit Pistons 2016–17 Yearbook clinics across the globe and has worked individually with many professional players. Additionally, he has served as a motivational speaker at school assemblies and corporate events. Hopla has also authored a book, Basketball Shooting, and developed an app, iHopla, which gives inside access to his shooting workouts and is used to track shots. A graduate of Chadron State College, Hopla played professionally overseas. Jon Ishop is in his third year as Director of Sports Medicine/Head Athletic Trainer. Previously, he spent four seasons in the same role with the New Orleans Pelicans. Prior to the Pelicans, Ishop served eight seasons with the NFL’s Houston Texans as an assistant athletic trainer. In his role, Ishop oversees healthcare, prevention and rehabilitation of injuries and daily training room operations. A certified athletic trainer, he is also a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Performance Enhancement Specialist, Graston Technique Certified, a kinesiotape practitioner and a licensed massage therapist. Ishop received his Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology from the University of Texas at Austin and his master’s degree in sports administration at the University of Houston. He traveled to South Africa during the summer of 2013 to participate in the NBA’s Basketball Without Borders program. A native of Houston, TX, Ishop currently resides in Ann Arbor with his wife Kedra, and sons Aedan and Zachary. Jordan Sabourin enters his first season as head strength and conditioning coach after serving the previous three seasons as assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Detroit Pistons. A native of Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, Sabourin played basketball at Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Michigan and played professionally overseas in Germany. Following his playing career, Sabourin interned in strength and conditioning with the Pistons and Oakland University before returning overseas to become the head strength and conditioning coach for Turk Telekom of the Turkish League. After one season in Turkey, he returned to the Metro Detroit area where he worked with athletes at the Athletic Republic and Art of Strength training facility. After a year of providing training in the private sector, Sabourin returned to the Pistons organization. A former member of the Canadian Men’s Basketball national team, Sabourin has a master’s degree in Exercise Science with a specialization in Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention from California University of Pennsylvania. He is also a licensed massage therapist (LMT), a registered strength and conditioning Coach - certified strength and conditioning specialist (RSCC-CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Associations (NSCA) and holds other certifications including the National Academy of Sports Medicine – Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASMPES), Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), Functional Movement Systems (FMS), United States Weightlifting (USAW), and National Association of Speed and Explosion (NASE). Sabourin and his wife, Milka, have one son, Kristian, and currently reside in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.


2016-17 Detroit Pistons Yearbook
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