Prescott Valley is the new home of the Northern Arizona Suns, a NBA Development League Team affiliated with the Phoenix Suns!! The Prescott Valley Event Center (3201 North Main Street) will be abuzz this basketball season as we watch our local team take to the court. And in the most recent news regarding this exciting new team…..Tyrone Ellis was named the first head coach for the Northern Arizona Suns!



Moving with the team to Prescott Valley, Tyrone Ellis worked as the lead assistant for the Phoenix Suns affiliate team the Bakersfield Jam during the 2015-2016 season. He had spent the previous 3 seasons as an assistant coach at other D-League teams around the country. He is recognized for his excellent player development and has earned a well-deserved reputation as a top coach in the league.



Prior to coaching, Ellis enjoyed a successful basketball career. He played at Southern Nazarene University during his college years. He then went on to play basketball for 11 years at various teams in the NBA D-League and for countries around the world, such as Spain, Turkey, Germany, and Georgia. Ellis helped lead several of these teams to victory while playing for them.


Come celebrate the new coach when he is formally introduced at a special event at Prescott Valley Event Center on this Thursday, August 18th. Doors will open at Noon and the event will start at 12:30 pm. It is open to the public!

Realtor in Prescott

Joe Karcie - RE/MAX Mountain Properties

731 W Gurley Street

Prescott, AZ 86305

(928) 776-7701

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