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The Suns are BACK so that means Suns Productions has put together a preview of the upcoming season. Be sure to tune in Friday on Fox Sports Arizona to watch “Time to Rise: Phoenix Suns 2011-12 Preseason Special” at 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. or at the very least set your DVR.

Tom Leander will host the show as we take a look at the Suns’ new defensive philosophy under new assistant coach Elston Turner. Eddie Johnson will sit down with Elston to discuss defense and the good old days.

EJ also will take the time to chat with Marcin Gortat about improving his game over the summer with the legendary Hakeem Olajuwon. Jared Dudley will talk about a dinner at Majerle’s for some of his loyal followers on Twitter.

Then you can go inside the Suns draft and the selecting of Markieff Morris with the 13th overall selection back in June. After that, fans will be introduced to the new guys… Shannon Brown, Sebastian Telfair and Ronnie Price.

Plus, Tom Leander will lead a roundtable discussion at the Suns’ Open Practice with expert analysts; Eddie Johnson, Tom Chambers and Scott Williams about the upcoming season.

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