Friday May 20th 8-11 am
Annual Chicago Tradeshow
To support players, coaches, and basketball operations staff personnel with all matters related to equipment & apparel, manage the on-court identity of our respective teams & promote the advancement of our active members.
Sparky Gonzales Wins 2017 David “DH” Nordstrom Equipment Manager of the Year Award
The Gear Guru—go behind the scenes with Jazz equipment manager Adam Klauke
Brooklyn Nets Equipment Manager Joe Cuomo: Equipment Management Is Way More Than Doing Laundry
Our team of Equipment Managers
Prior to joining the Magic, Diamond spent 11 seasons as a clubhouse attendant for the Miami Marlins and three seasons as a team attendant for the Miami Heat. He began laying the groundwork for a career in professional sports as a bat boy for the Florida Marlins at 16 years old.
A native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Diamond earned a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Florida International University in 2013. He and his wife, Rachel, reside in Orlando, Fla.
Also, here is a link to an episode I did for the Orlando Magic Pod Squad:
The Ocala, Fla., native earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida and a Master of Business Administration from Seton Hall University, graduating summa cum laude from both programs.
His responsibilities as the team’s equipment manager consist of ordering and maintaining all of the team’s equipment and maintaining the team’s locker room. At home games, he ensures that the team and their opponents have everything they need for game preparation. In addition, he travels with the team to all preseason, regular season and playoff games and can be found in his usual seat at the end of the bench.
“Big Shot,” as he is known by the players and staff, also directs the team’s extensive ball boy program.
Along with his daily responsibilities with the team, he has also assisted with the original 1988 CBA tryouts for the team, the 1991, 2008, 2014 and 2017 NBA All-Star Games, training camp for the 1995 USA Women’s Basketball Team that competed in Atlanta for the Summer Olympics, an exhibition game with the 1994 USA Men’s Basketball Team that competed in the World Championships in Toronto as well as numerous NCAA Tournament Regionals and ACC Tournaments.
A native of Arlington, Va., Jovanovic attended Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, N.C., and earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics in 1988.
Prior to joining the Wolves, Warden spent 14 seasons with the Texas A&M men’s basketball program, including the past four seasons as assistant athletic director working primarily in internal operations. He spent five seasons as student manager, including two years as head manager, prior to serving the 2006-07 season as director of operations.
Warden also was in basketball operations with the University of Kentucky men’s basketball program for two seasons. He served as an administrator for three foreign summer tours with Athletes in Action. AIA toured Australia in 2007 and played in the William Jones Cup in Taiwan in 2006 and toured East Asia in 2005.
A native of Houston, Texas, Warden resides in Eden Prairie.
Coumoundouros’ duties include ensuring the team’s uniform, equipment, and game-time operations run both smoothly and efficiently.
In almost two decades with the team, Coumoundouros has been a part of an NBA Championship (2004), two NBA Finals appearances (2004, 2005) and six consecutive trips to the Eastern Conference Finals (2003-08). His experience also included the team’s transition from playing at The Palace of Auburn Hills to Little Caesars Arena in downtown Detroit in 2017, and the organization’s relocation to its new training facility and corporate headquarters in Midtown, Detroit in 2019.
Coumoundouros currently serves as Vice President of the National Basketball Athletic Equipment Managers Association. As a life-long resident of Detroit, he also enjoys working closely with the team’s community relations department, helping with current and future outreach programs within the community.
Coumoundouros resides in Troy, MI, with his wife Allison and two children.