Brooklyn Nets

Address: HSS Training Center, 168 39th Street, 8th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11232
Arena Name: Barclays Center
Phone: (201) 935-8888

Sebastien Poirier

Head Athletic Trainer / Physical Therapist
Education: Salem State University (B.S., A.T.C.); UMass Lowell (D.P.T.)
Hometown: Newton, MA
NBATA Member Since: 2016
Sebastien Poirier is the Head Athletic Trainer of the Brooklyn Nets. He joined the organization in 2016 and held the position of Assistant Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist for 2 years. Prior to joining the Nets, Sebastien worked with the Oklahoma City Thunder organization for 3 seasons.

Sebastien has gained experience in a wide variety of sports medicine settings, including outpatient orthopaedic rehabilitation and professional athletics. He started as a volunteer with the Springfield Armor of the NBA Development League in 2012 while he worked in private practice orthopedics as a physical therapist. He then began working with the Oklahoma City Thunder as an assistant to the Thunder medical staff and head athletic trainer of the organizations G-League affiliate, the Oklahoma City Blue.

Poirier earned a Bachelor of Science in athletic training from Salem State University and a Doctorate in Physical therapy at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He is a dual-licensed physical therapist and athletic trainer in addition to being a board certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist through the APTA and a certified strength and conditioning specialist by the NSCA. Sebastien is currently pursuing his fellowship in orthopedic manual therapy.

Poirier resides in Brooklyn, New York.

Jana Austin

Assistant Athletic Trainer / Performance Assistant
Education: California Baptist University (B.S.); California Baptist University (M.S., ATC)
Hometown: Corona, California
NBATA Member Since: 2018
Jana Austin is entering her first year with the Brooklyn Nets as their assistant athletic trainer, performance assistant and sports science assistant. Previously she was with Golden State Warrior’s G-league affiliate the Santa Cruz Warriors as their assistant athletic trainer where she assisted with various rehabilitation programs along with other athletic training duties. Prior to joining both organizations, Jana was working as an intern and then seasonal athletic trainer with the LA Sparks WNBA team for eight years.

She received both her undergraduate degree and master’s degree from California Baptist University, there she gained valuable hands on experiences with manual therapy, injury prevention, and emergency care through the various internships with D-1 collegiate basketball programs, Arena Football Team, and she has traveled to East Africa, Tanzania to serve a mission trip and provided medical care to the people who lived in the Kigoma, Tanzania. She also aided with the water filter systems to make sure they provided clean water to the village people.

She is active in her community and promoting athletic training by working with the West Coast Sports Medicine Foundation for the past 8 years. It is a non-profit organization that provides free medical care to the underprivileged high school athletes in the Los Angeles area. There are also summer mentoring camps held in the summer that promote the education of who athletic trainers are. Jana is also CPR certified and a CPR instructor.

She was born and raised in Corona, California. She is the youngest child in her family, her mother Janice White still resides in Corona. Her brother JD Austin resides in the Los Angeles area and is a fire fighter with the LA City Fire Department.