The NBA is back, back on Monday with most of the league teams hosting media interviews ahead of the official start of training camps on Tuesday.
There will be new faces in new places, with five coaches – Ime Udoka from Boston, Chauncey Billups from Portland, Jamahl Mosley from Orlando, Willie Green from New Orleans and Wes Unseld Jr. from Washington – all set to lead teams. camps for the first time.
Rick Carlisle is back in Indiana, where he coached from 2003 to 2007, and Jason Kidd takes over in Dallas after playing for the Mavericks and helping them win the 2011 NBA title.
The pandemic will affect a third NBA season and already means some people will be missing on media day. Defending Western Conference champion Phoenix said Devin Booker has entered the league’s health and safety protocols and will not be available on Monday.
The first preseason game takes place on Sunday, when Brooklyn visits the Los Angeles Lakers.
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