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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

Vice President of Player Health/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. 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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Matt Duhamel

Director of Athletic Therapy
Education: Northeastern University (B.A.); Boston University (DPT)
Hometown: Lawrence, MA
NBATA Member Since: 2016
Matt Duhamel is in his second 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 three seasons as Assistant Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist for the Minnesota Vikings. Before becoming full-time with the Vikings in 2013, Duhamel served as a seasonal Assistant Athletic Trainer for the team beginning in 2010. During the off-season, Duhamel worked in the Twin Cities as an Outpatient Physical Therapist with NovaCare Rehabilitation from 2010-12 while assisting the Vikings in-season. 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 Trainer’s 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, and their son, Colin.
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Dave Crewe

Head Strength and Conditioning Coach/Assistant Athletic Trainer
Education: University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (B.S.); California University of Pennsylvania (M.S.)
Hometown: Twin Lakes, WI
NBATA Member Since: 2010
Dave Crewe is entering his eighth season with the team, second as Head Strength and Conditioning Coach/Assistant Athletic Trainer. Prior to his promotion, Crewe held various positions in the team’s strength and conditioning and athletic training departments. In his current role, Crewe oversees the development and implementation of the team’s strength and conditioning programs, as well as assists in the daily treatment and individual player rehabilitation. Additionally, Crewe oversees all medical responsibilities associated with the team’s summer league entry and pre-draft workouts.
Crewe recently served on the board of the National Basketball Athletic Trainers’ Association as a Western Conference Assistant Athletic Trainer Representative. The two-year Executive Board position focused on providing education and conducting basketball-related sports medicine research to benefit NBA athletes, the NBATA and their communities. Crewe also served on the communications committee for the National Basketball Strength and Conditioning Association. The committee assisted in the management of the NBSCA website, Social Media Platforms and Con-Ed Conference Marketing, which provides an avenue for aspiring performance coaches to reach out to the ‘pros’ and ask questions/debate items relating to the profession. In addition, Crewe contributed to research and development for NBA 2K17.
Crewe was recently nominated and named 2016-17 David Craig NBA Assistant Athletic Trainer of the Year. Each year a NBA assistant athletic trainer is chosen by his peers to be recognized because of his record of outstanding service to the NBA, the NBATA and his community. The award is named after David Craig, long-time Indiana Pacers’ head athletic trainer and was initially awarded after the 2010-11 season.
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 masters degree in Rehabilitative Sciences from California University of Pennsylvania.
Crewe resides in Minneapolis.
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Tony Pressley

Assistant Athletic Trainer
Education: University of Toledo (B.S.); University of Arkansas (M.S.)
Hometown: Romulus, Michigan
NBATA Member Since: 2017
Tony Pressley begins his first season with the Timberwolves as Assistant Athletic Trainer.

Before joining the Timberwolves, Pressley worked as a Seasonal Athletic Training Intern for the Chicago Bears. Prior to that, he worked as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer for the University of Arkansas, where he primarily worked with the football program and assisted the men’s basketball program. He was a Summer Athletic Training Intern for the New England Patriots in 2014. As an Athletic Training Student at the University of Toledo, he worked with the football, men’s basketball, and women’s swim and dive teams.

Pressley received his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from the University of Toledo before earning his Master of Education in Sports Management at the University of Arkansas.
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Armando Rivas

Athletic Trainer/Athlete Preparation & Recovery Liaison
Education: Cal State-Fullerton (B.S.); Cal Poly Pomona (M.S.)
Hometown: Yucaipa, California
NBATA Member Since: 2014
Armando Rivas begins his first season with the Timberwolves as Athletic Trainer/Athlete Preparation & Recovery Liaison.

Rivas began his career in the NBA in 2014 as the Assistant Athletic Trainer with the Chicago Bulls. Before joining the NBA, Rivas worked as the Los Angeles Galaxy’s Director of Sports Medicine/Head Athletic Trainer from 2008-14. He handled the care of three championship teams while with the Galaxy (2011, 2012, 2014) as well as overseeing the USL Galaxy 2 and academy medical care.

A native of Yucaipa, California, Rivas spent seven years with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim minor league system. He was also hired by UCLA where he spent the 2000-01 season working with the men’s soccer and baseball team.

Rivas began his career in athletic training in 1997 as a student athletic trainer with Cal State-Fullerton. Rivas graduated from Cal State-Fullerton in 2000 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology, emphasis in athletic training. In 2004, he earned his Master’s Degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology from Cal Poly Pomona.