The Los Angeles Lakers will reportedly be on the search for a new head trainer after a wave of injuries swept through the team in 2020-21.
According to a report from ESPN, Nina Hsieh, who was promoted to the head trainer position two seasons ago, did not get her contract renewed this offseason.
This decision by the Lakers front office comes just a few weeks after the team was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs.
LA’s 4-2 loss to the Phoenix Suns came largely due to some key injuries on the roster with Anthony Davis (groin), Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (knee) and Alex Caruso (ankle) all missing time in the series. Superstar forward LeBron James was also battling a high-ankle sprain that kept him out for the final 30 games of the regular