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Javair has a M.S. in Human Movement from A.T. Still University and completed his bachelor’s degree at DePauw University majoring in Health and Human Performance with an emphasis in Exercise Science. Prior to joining the Tigers, Javair gained experience in the field working with the Orlando Magic during the 2002-03 NBA season, Indiana University (2001), and The Pennsylvania State University (2000). He also lettered four seasons with DePauw University’s baseball team and was given All-Conference honors two of those four years as well as All-American Honorable Mention his final season.
In his free time, Javair dedicates himself to sharing his knowledge with youth athletes, parents, and coaches; working on educational tools and bringing awareness to help achieve fitness goals and live out a long, healthy lifestyle. Javair has been a speaker at numerous educational events and has published research articles and other educational content for a variety of resources. During the off-season, Javair resides in Houston with his wife Erin Counts and daughter Anabella.
Immediate Past President
Prior to joining the Wolves, Burgos was Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Orlando Magic from 2013-2018 and held the same job with the New York Knicks from 2011-13. He began his career in the NBA as Strength & Conditioning Coordinator for the Magic from 2009-11. Burgos was President and Founder of Burgos Consulting Group LLC providing services as a Human Performance and Player Care Consultant from 2009-19. He is currently an adjunct professor at Austin Peay University, teaching on-line courses in the fields of sports science, strength and conditioning, and sports medicine.
During his time in the NBA, Burgos has served on the Jr. NBA Leadership Council, the NBA Sports Science Committee and the NBA Gatorade Advisory Council. He is a member of the National Basketball Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association, serving as President from 2015-2018. Burgos has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Exercise Science from Austin Peay University. He also has a master’s in Human Movement from A.T. Still University and is working towards a doctorate in Health Sciences, Leadership and Organizational Behavior from ATSU.
Burgos served a total of 13 years in the Army and Air Force. From 1994-98, he served as a law enforcement officer in the Air Force. He spent the next four years (1998-2001) in the Air Force Reserves as an emergency medical technician. From 2001-04, Burgos was on Army active duty as a petroleum specialist with two deployments – to Afghanistan in 2002 and to Iraq in 2003. He then returned to the Air Force Reserves from 2004-07 as a medical technician. A self-described “Army Brat,” Burgos was born in Weisbaden, West Germany. He and his wife, Noemi, reside in Lake Nona, Florida with their daughter, Cynthia (22) and twins, Jesus and Joel (18). Burgos also has a daughter, Atia (27).
Assistant S & C
Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Kurt Joseph are in his second season with the Timberwolves as the team’s Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach. In his position, he assists with the development and implementation of the strength and conditioning program. Before joining the Timberwolves, Joseph was the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Iowa Wolves, Minnesota’s NBA G League affiliate. Prior to joining the Wolves, Joseph was a weight room assistant with the New York Knicks, where his duties consisted of aiding in team practice, implementing the strength and conditioning program, implementing all prehab and corrective exercise protocols as directed. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Joseph attended Long Island University Brooklyn, where he was a member of the men’s basketball team that reached consecutive second-round appearances in the NCAA Tournament. He received his Bachelor’s in Sports Science and his Master’s in Exercise Science the following year.