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New Orleans Pelicans

Address: 1501 Dave Dixon Dr., New Orleans, LA 70113
Arena Name: Smoothie King Center
Phone: (504) 733-0255
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Duane Brooks

Education: Florida A&M (B.S.); Florida State University (M.S.)
Hometown: Tampa, FL
NBATA Member Since: 2014
Duane Brooks, who brings over two decades of experience in his field, enters his fourth season with the New Orleans Pelicans after spending 13 seasons as the New Orleans Saints’ assistant athletic trainer. Brooks is responsible for the health care, prevention and rehabilitation of injuries, daily training room operations and maintenance of the team’s medical records. Brooks joined the Saints in 2002 after spending six seasons with Florida State University in a similar capacity. His contributions since have helped the athletic training staff earn several awards, including the 2007 Southeastern Athletic Trainers’ Association (SEATA) Professional Athletic Trainers Award and both the Professional Football Athletic Training Society Staff of the Year and Fain Cain Memorial Award in 2006. During his time with the Saints and Pelicans organizations, Brooks has served on the training staffs for the 2007 Pro Bowl, Super Bowl XLVII, the 2016 & 2017 Basketball Without Borders camps in Johannesburg, South Africa, the 2017 NBA All-Star Game and the 2017 NBA Africa Game.

While at Florida State, Brooks was the assistant football athletic trainer and head athletic trainer for the baseball team. He traveled to the College World Series three times and was a member of a staff that participated in four national championship football games. Brooks completed summer internships with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1992, 1993 and 1996.

A member of both the National Athletic Trainers Association and the Louisiana Athletic Trainers Association, Brooks has a bachelor’s degree from Florida A&M and earned his master’s degree in athletic administration at Florida State.
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Jared Lewis

Physical Therapist/ Assistant Athletic Trainer
Education: Northeastern University; Bridgewater State University
Hometown: Plainfield, NH
NBATA Member Since: 2014
Jared began his career with the Pelicans in 2014, serving as their Physical Therapist and Assistant Athletic Trainer. In this capacity, his main focus is on injury prevention and rehabilitation, while assisting the athletic training staff with other medical related duties and responsibilities.

Prior to joining with the Pelicans, Lewis was working in a sports medicine clinic in the greater Boston area. Previously, he completed internships with the Boston Celtics during the 2009-10 season.