Yesterday the Los Angeles Lakers announced the hiring of new Head Athletic Trainer, Roger Sancho, no relation to the English footballer, and Ed Streit as Head Strength & Conditioning Coach. The changes come after a disappointing and injury riddled season, and of course, moving on from former Head Athletic Trainer, Nina Hsieh.
The Taiwanese native, Hsieh, has been with the side since 2008. Her contributions started as Head Athletic Trainer for the South Bay Lakers. Hsieh's campaign with the Lakers' began in 2016 under Marco Nunez's training staff, which we all know to be a rebuilding phase.
In 2020, Hsieh helped the purple and gold finally take home the NBA title after a dominant and extremely impressive season regardless of the competition's quarantined relocation to Orland, FL.
We are all hoping Judy success down the road wherever she settles - always a common sight to see alongside the coaching staff, and awkwardly hilarious medical evaluations with Dennis Schroeder.