New York Knicks
A veteran of more than two NBA decades, Roger Hinds is currently in his tenth season as Head Athletic Trainer (joined the Knicks in July, 2005). Roger is a Big Apple native and is just the sixth head trainer in the franchise’s 69-year history, joining Jim Nevins, Don Friederichs, Bill Norris, Danny Whelan and Mike Saunders. Currently in his 22nd overall NBA season, Roger served for eight years (1996-97 through 2003-04) as Head Athletic Trainer for the Dallas Mavericks. He joined the Mavs after four seasons (1992-93 through 1995-96) as Assistant Athletic Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Atlanta Hawks, serving under longtime Hawks trainer Joe O’Toole. Hinds served as host athletic trainer for the East squad at the 2015 NBA All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden. Hinds is a certified athletic trainer (1981), performance enhancement specialist (2006) and corrective exercise specialist (2007).