It's official: it's time for NBA training camp. In the coming days and weeks, coaches will formally construct and/or put the finishing touches on their rosters as teams find rhythm on the practice floor and in preseason. As such, some notable D-League alumni will be fighting tooth and nail to prove their earn a shot to stick, or break into, the NBA. For other up and coming youngsters, camp will be merely be a precursor for what's to come as they get sent to the D-League as affiliate players soon after. It obviously won't be long until all of that unfolds and there's an even better idea of who will be competing in the minor league this coming season.
But in the meantime, let's take a look at some worthwhile reads from around the web pertaining to the D-League.
In addition to plenty of new faces on the hardwood, there will be more than a handful of new face coaches on the sidelines as well. The D-League's official website takes a look at the new head coaching hires made around the minor league this offseason here.
Our friend Chris Reichert of Upside & Motor chatted with talented guard Scott Suggs, who is set to return to the D-League after being selected by the Raptors 905 in their expansion draft. Check it out here.
Here's a bit more coaching news that came from the Heat naming Dan Craig its new head coach of the affiliated Skyforce: Chris Quinn, the former NBA (and D-League) guard) who spent last season as an assistant on Phil Weber's staff in Sioux Falls, will instead join Miami as an assistant this coming season. Read more here from Fox Sports.
Speaking of D-League alumni, current NBA referee Lauren Holtkamp recently spoke to the New York Daily News about her respective path to The Association, time in the minor league included. Read that conversation right here.
And lastly, in case you missed it, J.R. Inman spoke with RidiculousUpside.com about playing for the Westchester Knicks, going unpaid as a practice player, and his new book. Check it out by clicking here.
That's all for now. Happy reading!