New York Knicks

Head Athletic Trainer


Roger Hinds
Education:  Brooklyn College (B.A.)
Indiana State University (M.S.)
Years in NBATA:  16


Hinds is entering his 16th season in the NBA.  He returned to his native Big Apple as the Knickerbockers’ new head athletic trainer on July 12, 2005.  He is just the sixth athletic trainer in the franchise’s 60-year history, joining Jim Nevins, Don Friederichs, Bill Norris, Danny Whelan and Mike Saunders.

Hinds 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.

A certified athletic trainer by the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA).  Hinds served as strength and conditioning coach for the gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic Team at the 1996 Atlanta Games.  He also served as president of the National Basketball Athletic Trainers Association Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization that promotes the athletic training profession and raises funds for deserving groups and charities.  He has been  a contributing author of two books: Total Fitness the NBA Way (Perennial Currents, 2000) and Condition the NBA Way (Cadell & Davies, 1994).  He laso taught a course on athletic training for the Argentine Basketball Association following the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Prior to his NBA service he enjoyed a 12-year tenure at the College of Charleston. Hinds, 50, served as the school’s head athletic trainer (1980 through 1990) and director of sports medicine (1990 through 1992).  He also served as an adjunct professor in the health, physical education and recreation department and a strength and conditioning coach.

Born Aug. 24, 1955 in Port of Spain, Trinidad; moved to Brooklyn with his family at age eight.  He grew up an avid Knicks fan.  He is a member of Brooklyn Prep’s final graduating class (1972).  He earned bachelor of science degree in physical education from Brooklyn College in 1977 and master of science degree in physical education from Indiana State in 1978.

Roger and his wife Carmen have four children: Jade, Aja, Andre and Greg.  The Hinds family makes its home in White Plains, NY.


 

Assistant Athletic Trainer

 

Anthony Goenaga
College:  Purchase College (B.S.)
Long IslandUniversity (M.S.)
Years in NBATA:  9

Anthony is in his fourth season as assistant athletic trainer.  He assists head athletic trainer Roger Hinds in all areas of medical therapy/treatment, including individual work with players and player rehab assignments. He accompanies the Knicks on all road trips and is responsible for maintaining medical room setups at the Garden, the MSG Training Center and on the road.  He served as trainer for Knicks’ 2005 Summer League squad in Las Vegas.

Anthony is currently in 11th season with the Knicks.  Originally joined Knicks in 1995-96 as an athletic training staff intern prior to promotion to his fulltime position in 2004.  He succeeded Said Hamdan prior to the 2004-2005 season. A certified athletic trainer and physical therapist, Anthony completed undergraduate work at Purchase College (bachelor’s degree, biology, 1997) and graduate work at Long Island University (bachelor’s degree, health science; master’s degree, physical therapy, 2000).  He became certified athletic trainer and physical therapist in 2002... In addition to Knicks duties, had also worked as a physical therapist at the Columbia-Presbyterian Center for Sports Therapy.

Anthony is single and lives in Manhatten, NY.