It’s been a busy off-season for the Utah Flash. The team parted ways with coach Brad Jones and promoted 28 year-old assistant coach Kevin Young as the new head coach. To keep the youth movement alive, the team president is now Drew Sellers, the 26 year-old former VP of Communications. The sideline will also be missing the services of former NBA big man Mark Madsen, who will be attending business school this fall.
In an additional change, the team announced today that they will practice at the corporate complex of alarm company APX in Orem, Utah for the 2010-11 season. This ends the corporate partnership with alarm company Pinnacle Security, which formerly sponsored the dance team and provided a practice facility across the street from the arena on the campus of Utah Valley University. The APX headquarters and court are just a few blocks from the Flash offices in the Riverwoods area of Provo, which will be convenient for the front office.
From the press release:
OREM, UT, August 24, 2010 – The Utah Flash announced today that practices for the 2010-11 season will be held at the APX Alarm corporate headquarters in Provo, Utah. The basketball court at the APX Alarm facility includes a full size NBA floor and state-of-the-art basketball standards from Spalding.
“We are thrilled to be practicing in such a high-quality facility,” said coach Kevin Young. “This is the nicest facility around and will undoubtedly be conducive to training a championship-caliber team.”
“We are pleased to partner with the Utah Flash,” said APX Alarm VP of Corporate Communications, Kristi Knight. “The organization has quickly established itself as growing and vibrant professional franchise here in Utah County.”
The Flash have made the playoffs the past two years in a row and are working on building towards another successful season and deep playoff run. In addition to the basketball team practicing at the APX Alarm facility, the Utah Flash Dancers will also hold several practices there, as well as their auditions.
The Utah Flash are set to begin their fourth season in the NBA Development League. The Flash are affiliated with the Utah Jazz and Atlanta Hawks. Tickets are on sale for the upcoming season and can be purchased by calling (801) 434-4667.