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San Antonio Spurs partner with Canon Medical Systems to improve player care technology

Spurs Sports and Entertainment, the owners of National Basketball Association (NBA) franchise, the San Antonio Spurs, have announced a partnership between the Spurs and Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc.

The collaboration between the Spurs and Canon Medical will see the two working together on advancing medical imaging innovation to, improving on the welfare of athletes at every level.

The journey to reaching this partnership first started in 2016 when Spurs executives learned how Canon Medical had taken great strides in improving diagnostic imaging whilst visiting Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, FC Barcelona’s training complex. From there, the Spurs have viewed Canon Medical as critically important to their player care programme.

“The Spurs are thrilled to partner with Canon Medical because they believe in using their technology to better humanity,” said RC Buford, CEO of Spurs Sports & Entertainment.

“We want to work with curious companies who have a learner mindset and are willing to bring new ideas forward. With a focus on today, we are always planning for tomorrow, and we believe this relationship will help us compete at the highest level.”

Yuji Hamada, CEO of Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. added: “At Canon Medical, our ‘Made for Life’ philosophy drives us to deliver innovative solutions to improve the quality of life for all people.

“The San Antonio Spurs embody that belief, which makes them an ideal partner. As the Spurs continue to perform as one of the highest-level teams in U.S. professional sports, it is our goal to work with the best clubs in the U.S. and globally so that we can take what we learn from elite athletes and apply it to all people.”

Author: Jake Wilkin