Los Angeles Lakers

Address: 2275 E. Mariposa Ave., El Segundo, CA 90245
Arena Name: Staples Center
Phone: (213) 742-7340

Nina Hsieh

Head Athletic Trainer
Education: Cal State-Fullerton (B.S., 2000), A.T. Still University (M.S., 2003)
Hometown: Kaohsiung, Taiwan
NBATA Member Since: 2016
Nina Hsieh joined the Los Angeles Lakers as an Assistant Athletic Trainer in 2016 with a promotion to Head Athletic Trainer in 2019. With the organization since 2008, Hsieh originally worked as the Head Athletic Trainer for the South Bay Lakers, where she managed all health & wellness, strength & conditioning programs, equipment as well as all travel scheduling for the official minor league franchise of the Lakers. Hsieh joined Marco Nunez’ Lakers staff prior to the 2016-17 season after seven seasons with the G League franchise, and assists with all day-to-day operations of the training staff. The Taiwan native served as the athletic trainer for the UC-Santa Barbara women’s basketball team (2004-08), as well as the men’s soccer team (2010-11).

Mike Mancias

Assistant Athletic Trainer
NBATA Member Since:

Jon Ishop

Assistant Athletic Trainer/Athletic Performance Liaison
Education: University of Texas at Austin (B.S.); University of Houston (M.S.)
Hometown: Houston, TX
NBATA Member Since: 2010
Jon Ishop begins the season as Assistant Athletic Trainer/Athletic Performance Liaison for the Los Angeles Lakers, subsequent to his 2018-19 return to New Orleans Pelicans as an Assistant Athletic Trainer, he had a four-year stint with the Pistons as the Director of Sports Medicine/Head Athletic Trainer, he also served four seasons with the New Orleans Pelicans as Head Athletic Trainer and eight seasons with the Houston Texans as an Assistant Athletic Trainer. Ishop oversees the health care, prevention, rehabilitation of injuries, sports performance development and daily training room operations. In addition to certified athletic trainer, Ishop is also an NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist, Graston Technique Certified, kinesiotape practitioner and a licensed massage therapist.
Ishop received his Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology at the University of Texas at Austin in 1998 and his Master’s Degree in sports administration from the University of Houston in 2001. Summer of 2013, Ishop traveled to South Africa as a part of the NBA’s Basketball Without Borders program and assisted with covering the USAB camp in Las Vegas. In the summer of 2015 Ishop arranged a team workout in Las Vegas with UFC athletes. In 2016 he covered the USAB Select Team camp in Las Vegas.
Jon resides in Los Angeles, CA.

Octavio Marquez Montoya

Assistant Athletic Trainer
Education: California State University (BS)
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
NBATA Member Since: 2019
Octavio Marquez Montoya starts his athletic training career as the Assistant Athletic Trainer with Los Angeles Lakers. He was an Associate Athletic Training intern for the Los Angeles Lakers for the 2018-2019 season. He attended California State University and graduated in 2017 with BS in Athletic Training. Montoya has just received his Master’s in Kinesiology at California Baptist University and becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

Octavio began gaining interest in athletic training while attending East Los Angeles Community College. He interned at University of Southern California, California State University Northridge, Pasadena City College Athletics. He worked as an athletic trainer for West Coast Sports Medicine in Manhattan Beach, California, overseeing athletic training services to high school athletes. In addition to doing outreach to Junipero Serra High School covering football, boys/girls basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, and soccer. He was also an athletic trainer for FedEx at LAX through Vibrant Care Rehabilitation as well as a substitute athletic trainer for Southwest Community College.