Today is the day all Suns fans have been waiting for – Media Day! Today is the official start of the 2008-2009 season. It’s the day when the media gets to see the players after a summer off, when all of the questions that have pent up after digesting a coaching change, the addition of several new players through the draft and free agency and the questions that still linger after the first round exit in the playoffs last season.
Today was much more relaxed than last year’s event. During Media Day last season, the main question was about how Shawn Marion would act after declaring he wanted to be traded. People were trying to get answers to their questions about the team while trying not to dredge up bad feelings about the Marion situation. All the reporters felt they had to ask the questions fans wanted to know – while knowing that the players and coaches most likely wouldn’t say anything people didn’t already know. It was a tense two hours. [Read more...]