November 16, 2008 - NBA Development League (D-League) - Utah Flash
OREM, Utah, Nov. 16, 2008 - Head coach Brad Jones said he saw some encouraging things as the Utah Flash tipped off training camp for the 2008-09 season with a pair of two-hour practice sessions Sunday at Pinnacle Gym.
Seventeen players, including guard J.R. Giddens on assignment from the Boston Celtics, were drilled by Jones and his staff on Flash offensive and defensive schemes, conditioning and shooting drills before finishing the evening practice with several four-minute scrimmages.
"We try to work hard, but at the same time work smart," Jones said. "It\'s great to see the guys getting after it and competing. We threw a lot of stuff at them in one day, but that\'s what the timing of camp demands. We have to cut down to 12 D-League players on Wednesday and play a preseason game on Saturday."
On Saturday the Flash travel to Burley, Idaho for the second straight year to face the defending NBA Development League champion Idaho Stampede in the lone exhibition game prior to the 2008-09 season getting underway Nov. 28 at Austin. The Flash plays it first home game when the Bakersfield Jam visits the McKay Events Center on Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. MT.
The Flash will again practice twice on Monday before having its annual Media Day on Tuesday morning at 10:15 a.m. at Zions Bank Basketball Center, the practice site of the Utah Jazz. The Flash will also practice at ZBBC following Media Day activities.