Nets Trainer Tim Walsh Wins NBA Award

Tim Walsh, tending to Vince Carter in 2007.
Tim Walsh, tending to Vince Carter in 2007. (AP)

Longtime Brooklyn Nets trainer Tim Walsh will be honored by the NBA Trainers Association with the Joe O’Toole Athletic Trainer of the Year Award for his work during the 2013-2014 NBA season prior to Wednesday night’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Walsh, known best to Nets fans who heard P.J. Carlesimo, Avery Johnson, or Jason Kidd refer to him as “Timmy,” serves as a VP on the NBATA Foundation Board of Trustees and Officers. He was selected out of the 57 athletic trainers enrolled in the group for “exemplary achievement or outstanding service to the NBATA.” This is Walsh’s 15th season with the Nets and second winning the award, the first for his work in 2003-2004.

“We are pleased to honor Tim with this award,” Gregg Farnam, NBATA Chairman and Head Athletic Trainer of the Minnesota Timberwolves, said in a prepared statement. “His service and dedication as athletic trainer for the Nets exemplifies the goals and standards of the NBATA.”

Prior to joining the Nets, Walsh served as an assistant trainer for the Orlando Magic and New York Knicks.