It's Media Day! And that means that today brings the official start of the 2009-10 campaign for NBA teams across the league, including the players and personnel at Conseco "Reggie Miller" Fieldhouse.
The Indiana Pacers are playing host to the local (and national?) media this morning before allowing fans the chance to chat live with each player beginning at 11 a.m. on the Pacers website. Now that Media Day is upon us, it also brings with it the start of training camp on Saturday, and we're also merely a week away from the Pacers opening preseason game against Chicago on Oct. 2 at the Fieldhouse.
There are a couple of links after the jump to get your Media Day started on the right foot. Stay tuned for updates throughout the day.
Bird's job rebuilding team still not done
The Indianapolis Star's Mike Wells writes that team president Larry Bird is sticking to his guns while rebuilding the Pacers for the long haul. It also mentions that owner Herb Simon has no intentions of letting Bird leave the job unfinished after his contract is up after this season. I personally want to see Bird continue as I think he's done extremely well in a difficult situation since gaining full control of the team. How many more years do you guys and gals think Bird should be in charge of the team?
NBA.com: Time for these youngsters to elevate their game
Fran Blinebury examines the young players of the league who need to improve this season in order to help their teams. Second-year behemoth Roy HIbbert is listed as one of the five players.
Several questions for the Pacers as they begin their season
1070 The Fan executive producer Michael Grady blogs about the need for some answers at the start of Media Day.
Pacers star at the top of the fantasy rankings
Danny Granger not only improved on the court last season, he drastically improved his fantasy basketball stock as well. ESPN.com lists Granger as the No. 4 player in the league, behind Chris Paul, LeBron James and Kevin Durant.