Bulls' Tedeschi Named NBA Athletic Trainer Of The Year
Summary of 2 articles · Updated May 24, 2013
Fred Tedeschi, in 2007 Chicago Bulls head athletic trainer Fred Tedeschi has won the 2012-13 Joe O’Toole NBA Athletic Trainer of the Year Award. Fred Tedeschi is the trainer for a team that cleared former Bulls center Omer Asik to play in the 2011 NBA playoffs with a broken leg. After surgery in mid-may, Tedeschi and the Bulls staff held a press conference to put a time frame on Rose's return. Tedeschi talked of running a straight line and spot shooting at the three- or four-month mark. Tedeschi is on the staff of a team that presided over the mishandling of Luol Deng’s infamous absence in the 2013 playoffs, when the Bulls announced Deng’s severe reaction to a spinal tap procedure as “flu-like symptoms.” Chicago's Fred Tedeschiwas named the NBA Athletic Trainer of the Year, as voted on by his colleagues in the NBATA. Despite fears that his ACL injury could have kept him out all year, Rose remained on the Bulls' initial timetable. He was practicing by January.