Alex McKechnie’s New Role with Toronto Raptors Extends Journey as Leader in Sports Science

Alex McKechnie wants to set the record straight. The Toronto Raptors’ newly promoted vice president of player health and performance didn’t invent the term “load management”; it’s been used over the years to describe everything from how electricity moves to how hospitals schedule shifts for nurses. But the success Alex had in stewarding Kawhi Leonard and company through the 2018-19 season, en route to the franchise’s first NBA championship, has elevated those two words into the league’s popular lexicon. The thing is, as Alex sees it, that rise in popularity has led to a broad misunderstanding of what load management actually means. “People seem to think, ‘Okay, load management, you’re… Read More