Adam Klauke named 2020-21 NBAEMA Equipment Manager of the Year David “DH” Nordstrom
It was announced today that the National Basketball Athletic Equipment Managers Association (NBAEMA) has named Adam Klauke, Utah Jazz Equipment Manager, David “DH” Nordstrom Equipment Manager of the Year 2020-21.
The award is given for outstanding achievement and professionalism that goes beyond and off the basketball courts and is voted on by the NBA’s 30 equipment managers.
“From day one Adam was appointed Chief Equipment Officer for the Utah Jazz, he went beyond the normal scope of work to help his players, team and fellow equipment managers. “said John” Kong “Coumoundouros, president / chief of NBAEMA. Responsible for the equipment of the Detroit Pistons.
“When NBA teams look at the schedule and see the Utah Jazz arrive in their hometown or travel to Salt Lake City, they know thanks to Adam that everything will be fine on and off the field. This award is long overdue.
“I’m so happy for my man, Klauke,” Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell said. “He does everything for us. He’s up late at night and here early in the morning. He really is the first here and the last to go and always makes sure our things are ready to go. We sincerely appreciate it. Since my rookie year, he’s made sure I have everything I need. In order for us to play well, we have to look good, and we can’t do it without Klauke.
“It is a joy to be surrounded by someone who is so dedicated to their work and who is such a wonderful human being,” said jazz center Rudy Gobert.
Klauke started with the Jazz as a team attendant in 1999, being appointed deputy equipment manager in 2012 and chief equipment manager in 2015 and has now been with the franchise for over 20 years.