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Minnesota Timberwolves

Address: 600 Hennepin Ave., Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Arena Name: Target Center
Phone: (612) 673-1600
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Gregg Farnam

Director of Medical Operations/Head Athletic Trainer
Education: St. Could State University (B.S.); California University of Pennsylvania (M.S.)
Hometown: Pine River, MN
NBATA Member Since: 1997
Gregg Farnam joined the Timberwolves prior to the 1997-98 season before being named the Head Athletic Trainer in September 2000. Farnam began working as an Athletic Trainer with USA Basketball in 2001 for the gold-medal-winning United States men’s basketball team at the Goodwill Games in Brisbane, Australia. He has worked with the United States Men’s U19 team that won a silver medal at the 2007 FIBA World Championships in Nova Sad, Serbia and the Team USA that won gold in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. This summer, Farnam was a part of Team USA as they won their third consecutive gold medal at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. He has also worked with the U.S. Select Team in 2010 and 2012, as well as the National Team Mini Camp in Las Vegas during the summers of 2013 and 2015. Additionally, he provided medical coverage for the women’s volleyball team at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., in July 2003.

Farnam has also traveled to New Delhi (2008) and Singapore (2010) as the Athletic Trainer for the NBA’s Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Asia. BWB is designed to work with local players to promote the game and encourage positive social change in the areas of education, health and wellness, with an emphasis on HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention. Farnam is a past chairman of the National Basketball Athletic Trainers Association (NBATA) and has also served on the NBATA Executive Committee as Secretary and Western Conference Head Athletic Trainer Representative. He is a certified member of the National Trainers Association, the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the National Academy of Sports Medicine. A native of Pine River, Minnesota, Farnam originally became interested in athletic training while pursuing his bachelor’s degree in physical education from St. Could State University. He furthered his education with a master’s degree in exercise science and health promotions from California University of Pennsylvania.
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Dave Crewe

Education: University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (B.S.); California University of Pennsylvania (M.S.)
Hometown: Twin Lakes, WI
NBATA Member Since: 2010
Dave Crewe recently completed his sixth season with the Timberwolves and fourth as Assistant Athletic Trainer and Assistant of Sports Performance. Crewe is responsible for assisting in daily treatment and rehabilitation of the players, and working with the strength and director of sports performance on program development. Additionally, Crewe oversees all medical responsibilities associated with the team’s summer league entry and pre-draft workouts.

As well as his team responsibilities, Crewe was recently nominated and elected by the National Basketball Athletic Trainers Association as the Western Conference Assistant Athletic Trainer Representative. The two-year Executive Board position focuses on providing education and conducting basketball-related sports medicine research to benefit NBA athletes, the NBATA and their communities. Crewe was also recently selected to serve on the communications committee for the National Basketball Strength and Conditioning Association. The committee assists in the in management of the NBSCA website, social media platforms, Con-Ed Conference Marketing, etc. (“Maybe something about providing an avenue for aspiring performance coaches to reach out to the ‘pros’ and ask questions/debate things.”). In addition, he is contributing to research and development for NBA 2K17.

Prior to his time with the Timberwolves, Crewe spent three years with the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs, working in the team’s athletic training department.

Crewe received his Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Sports Science - Athletic Training in 2008 from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. The Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, native obtained his Master’s Degree in Rehabilitative Sciences from California University of Pennsylvania.

Dave resides in Minneapolis.
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Matt Duhamel

Education: Northeastern University (B.A.); Boston University (DPT)
Hometown: Lawrence, MA
NBATA Member Since: 2016
Matt Duhamel is in his first season with the Timberwolves as Director of Athletic Therapy. In his role, Duhamel is responsible for daily evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of players.

Duhamel joins the Timberwolves after spending six seasons as assistant athletic trainer/physical therapist for the Minnesota Vikings. His experience also includes spending the 2006 season with the New England Patriots and working with the team during the off-seasons of 2005 and 2010 as an athletic training intern and physical therapy clinical student.

A member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and the American Physical Therapy Association, Duhamel earned his undergraduate degree in athletic training at Northeastern University where he worked with the football and men’s basketball teams. He went on to earn his doctorate of physical therapy from Boston University in 2010. Duhamel is certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as a Sports Clinical Specialist.

A native of Lawrence, MA, Duhamel resides in Richfield, MN with his wife, Jamie.
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Pierre Nesbit

Education: Purdue University (B.A.); Auburn University (M.Ed.)
Hometown: Chicago, IL
NBATA Member Since: 2016
Pierre joined the Minnesota Timberwolves as Assistant Athletic Trainer in 2016. He developed an interest in athletic training during his first year of college. He was majoring in pre-physical therapy at Howard University and the program was not what he had hoped it would be. He later met the head athletic trainer at Howard before basketball practice and they began talking about his job and Pierre knew on the spot that athletic training was what he wanted to pursue. The next year he transferred to Purdue University and enrolled in their athletic training education program.

Nesbit received his Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training from Purdue University. He then attended Auburn University for graduate school and received a Master of Education while majoring in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Biomechanics.

Pierre worked as a seasonal assistant athletic trainer with the New England Patriots in 2015 and went to the AFC Championship in 2016. Went to the BCS National Championship with Auburn University football in 2014 and has also done two summer internships in the NFL with the Buffalo Bills (2011 & 2012). Pierre is also a recipient of the PFATS-NFL Charities Minority Scholarship (2011, 2012 & 2015).

Pierre resides in Eagan, MN, with his fiancé, Andrea Dixon.