And it’s possible he needs to be surrounded by a different medical and training staff. Oden’s knee troubles are the latest in a Portland line that includes Zach Randolph, Darius Miles, Joel Przybilla and Brandon Roy, the franchise player who limped through the playoffs and currently is on the shelf for at least a week. I’ve had NBA people from inside and outside the organization cast wary eyes on the Trail Blazers’ medical ways.-By J.A. Adande ESPN.com
With the rise of youtube and Moneyball Analytics, the job in the pros set’s up the Strength and Conditioning Coach for a lot of eyes over his or her shoulder. This video shows a glimpse of what the coach is doing to prepare the athletes for the rigors of the sport of Basketball.