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.

Phil Nguyen

Assistant Athletic Trainer & Data Scientist
Education: Mohawk Valley Community College (Biology), SUNY Oneonta (B.S. Human Biology), LIU Brooklyn (B.S/M.S. Athletic Training)
Hometown: Utica, NY
NBATA Member Since: 2020
Phil began studying Athletic Training at LIU Brooklyn where he gained experience interning at the Division I and III levels. During those two internships Phil worked with various sports at Yeshiva University and St. Francis College in Brooklyn as well as completing clinical rotations at Professional Physical Therapy. During his final year of study, he started an internship with both the Brooklyn Nets and Long Island Nets while also working as a Teaching Assistant in the Athletic Training Lab on the LIU Brooklyn campus. Upon graduation Phil remained with the organization following the internship as a Data Scientist and Performance Assistant. He was first appointed as one of the Assistant Athletic Trainers in 2020 and is now entering his second year in the role.

Phil earned a Bachelor of Science in human biology from SUNY Oneonta in 2017 and a dual degree of Bachelor/Master of Science from Long Island University in athletic training in 2019. Became certified as an Athletic Trainer in 2020 and a Corrective Exercise Specialist through the NASM in 2019.