Training camp Rumors
Marcin Gortat: Class act from our new @washwizards Head coach Scott Brooks who came all the way down to Orlando to meet with me ! We had great conversations about our team future!! We have one goal… WIN! Can’t wait to start training camp. Fresh start for everybody. Thx to @urbain40 for hosting #wizards and looking forward to another visit! … btw I was joking about this training camp!
On a construction site across the Delaware River from Philadelphia, 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie stood in the middle of an unfinished building. It’s the location of the 76ers new $80 million, 120,000-square feet practice facility and business offices. No courts yet. No locker rooms. Just an empty two-floor structure with beams and stairs that is scheduled to be completed before training camp opens in the fall.
Hinkie wants an environment “in which everybody sees how hard everybody else is working,” he said. “The goal is to encourage you to work at your craft – three hours beats two hours and four hours beats three.” They are creating a place where 76ers players, coaches, front-office staff and other basketball staffers have access to the best in equipment, training, sports science, video and concierge services. “We want it to be the Four Seasons of practice facilities,” Hinkie said.
The basketball operations facility’s roofing, windows and exterior wall should be in place by mid-May. “In designing the basketball operations facility we pulled inspiration from the most cutting-edge sports medicine, wellness, and recovery practices from leagues, teams, and sport disciplines across the world,” general manager Sam Hinkie said in a statement. “We challenged ourselves to create a 24/7 destination for our players’ physical and mental needs.”