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Atlanta Hawks announce new Athletic Performance Team

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The Atlanta Hawks have announced a new five-member athletic performance team for the upcoming season.

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The Atlanta Hawks made official on Friday the hiring of Keke Lyles, Mike Roncarati and Art Horne as part of the team's Athletic Performance Team. Lyles will serve as Executive Director of Player Performance, Roncarati will serve as Director of Rehabilitation while Horne will be the team's new athletic trainer. Those additions were previously reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution earlier this week.

The team also announced the addition of Chris Chase as Athletic Performance Coach and that current Assistant Athletic Trainer Scottie Parker will remain on staff.

"The health and well-being of our players are a critical component of our ability to succeed," President of Basketball Operations/Head Coach Mike Budenholzer said in the release. "Our Athletic Performance Team has a wealth of experience working with high-level athletes in injury prevention, treatment and development that will serve us well and keep us strong over the course of a long season."

Lyles' responsibilities will be directing the Athletic Performance Team and will also develop personal health and performance plans for each player. He spent the past two seasons with the Golden State Warriors.

Roncarati worked with Lyles as Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Warriors the last two seasons. Horne comes to Atlanta from Northeastern University where he was Director of Sports Performance. Chase most recently served as Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Southern California.

Parker is the lone holdover from last season's training staff. He is entering his second season with the Hawks and previously worked with the Seattle Seahawks and the Portland Trail Blazers.