James Paul

James Paul

James Paul was born in Bakersfield, CA and raised in Stockton, CA. James played football, basketball, and was on the swimming team at Bear Creek High School in Stockton. James also attended Kern Valley High School in Lake Isabella, CA where he met his wife Norene and started their journey as a family.

After obtaining an Associates of Science in Agricultural Business from San Joaquin Delta College, James went on to graduate from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor’s of Science in International Business management, from the College of Agriculture.

Having an extensive career with multiple corporations in the fresh produce industry, James and Norene moved back to his hometown of Stockton after the birth of their first child. Now James is the Senior category manager of Asparagus for Grower Direct Marketing, a large-scale international fresh produce supplier specializing in fresh Cherries from CA and WA, as well as fresh Asparagus from CA and MX. He is also the Director of Sales and Marketing for Greg Paul Produce Sales which specializes in fresh Potatoes and Asparagus from CA. James is a well-known source of high-quality fresh produce offerings to retailers and foodservice suppliers, worldwide.

In his spare time, James is also a very competitive Race car driver. He started driving in 2014 after finding that he was very talented in this sport. This is when he decided to start racing in the top classes of grassroots sports car racing in the nation, not only as a competitor but as a hobby with his father. NASA’s Super Unlimited, and SCCA’s Prototype 1. Finding success his rookie year, he won the SFR SCCA Championship going head to head with teammate and National Champion, Jim Davenport. James will be competing for a National Championship Title in 2018 in a no rules, no restrictions format of Extreme Sports Car Racing.

James is eager and excited to bring his passion to the ABA and the Stockton Community, allowing the multitudes of basketball fans in the community an amazing opportunity to enjoy a fast-paced, high Octane professional basketball experience here in their hometown.

2019 NASA Championships

Jovan Bankston

Born in Los Angeles, CA. Raised in Stockton. Attended Lincoln High School & Bear Creek High School in Stockton, where he played football at Lincoln and basketball at Bear Creek. He then went to the University of the Pacific.

Currently, Jovan works at Blue Shield Of CA under their Producer Priority team where he deals with escalated issues of members whom have directed their complaints to managers and above. He is married to his wife, Jill with their three children whom volunteer in the community.

In his spare time Jovan coaches football with the North Stockton Bengals, also the Vice President of Football Operations and is a board member for Delta Youth Football League as their North Conference Weighmaster. He also coaches basketball for the Stockton  parks and recreation in the spring.

Jovan is entering his third season with Team Trouble and second as the General Manager. He is looking forward to the third season with Team Trouble and making sure the organization is ran smoothly and prime for a run at a Far West Divisional Crown.

Chris Curtis


10yrs CYO coach and athletic director at st lukes stockton

1994- founder stockton Tar Heels aau program

1998- Co founder Stockton Mavericks aau

1999- NorCal Tar Heels 14u national aau champs

2002-5- asst. coach college of Alameda

2010-present. Owner of coaches hvac ExtraordinAIR – heat/Air contractor. Aau-

2006-2018 209 Elite Tarheels


SMHS stockton 1989

AA delta college 1993

Steve McInerney

Coach Steve McInerney is entering his first full season as one of the Assistant Coaches with Team Trouble. Last season he came on board part way through the season and made his Team Trouble debut against the rival San Diego Kings. Coach McInerney looks to bring his 20 plus years of basketball and organizational management to Team Trouble to help build upon the foundation that his predecessors paved before him. Coach McInerney is excited to make the transition from AAU and Youth Sports to the American Basketball Association and assist Team Trouble in bringing home a Far West Divisional Crown.

Conor McGill

Conor McGill is a Public Relations Intern for Team Trouble Basketball.