Boston Celtics' Trainer Ed Lacerte Named NBA's Trainer Of The Year

Boston Celtics longtime trainer, Ed Lacerte, has been named the Joe O'Toole Athletic Trainer Of The Year, the Celtics announced in a press release on Wednesday afternoon. Lacerte has served as the Celtics' Head Athletic Trainer for 25 years and served as the trainer on the 1992 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team, known as the "Dream Team."

"I've known Eddie for 25 years. He is the hardest working athletic trainer and most experienced in the league," Celtics GM and President Of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge said via statement. "We are lucky to have him caring for our players."

This is Lacerte's second Trainer Of The Year selection, as he also won the award back in the 1992-1993 season. Lacerte is highly regarded by Celtics head coach Doc Rivers, as well as many others within the organization. Considering the amount of injury woes the Celtics were dealt this season, Lacerte's award is certainly well-deserved.

For more Boston Celtics coverage, visit our team page and blog, CelticsBlog.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Boston

You must be a member of SB Nation Boston to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Boston. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Boston

You must be a member of SB Nation Boston to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Boston. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.