New Orleans Pelicans

Address: 1501 Dave Dixon Dr., New Orleans, LA 70113
Arena Name: Smoothie King Center
Phone: (504) 733-0255

Jon Ishop

Assistant Athletic Trainer
Education: University of Texas at Austin (B.S.); University of Houston (M.S.)
Hometown: Houston, TX
NBATA Member Since: 2010
Jon Ishop begins the season as Assistant Athletic Trainer for the New Orleans Pelicans, subsequent to his four-year stint with the Pistons as the Director of Sports Medicine/Head Athletic Trainer, he served four seasons with the New Orleans Pelicans as Head Athletic Trainer and eight seasons with the Houston Texans as an Assistant Athletic Trainer. Ishop oversees the health care, prevention, rehabilitation of injuries, sports performance development and daily training room operations. In addition to certified athletic trainer, Ishop is also an NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist, Graston Technique Certified, kinesiotape practitioner and a licensed massage therapist.

Ishop received his Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology at the University of Texas at Austin in 1998 and his Master’s Degree in sports administration from the University of Houston in 2001. Summer of 2013, Ishop traveled to South Africa as a part of the NBA’s Basketball Without Borders program and assisted with covering the USAB camp in Las Vegas. In the summer of 2015 Ishop arranged a team workout in Las Vegas with UFC athletes.

Jon resides in New Orleans, LA.

Jared Lewis

Physical Therapist/ Assistant Athletic Trainer
Education: Northeastern University; Bridgewater State University
Hometown: Plainfield, NH
NBATA Member Since: 2014
Jared began his career with the Pelicans in 2014, serving as their Physical Therapist and Assistant Athletic Trainer. In this capacity, his main focus is on injury prevention and rehabilitation, while assisting the athletic training staff with other medical related duties and responsibilities.

Prior to joining with the Pelicans, Lewis was working in a sports medicine clinic in the greater Boston area. Previously, he completed internships with the Boston Celtics during the 2009-10 season.