To kick off activities for the 2022-23 NBA year, the Rockets will hold their annual media day on Monday, Sept. 26 at their usual home of Toyota Center in downtown Houston.
Media day generally consists of press conference interviews with the franchise’s general manager, head coach and numerous players regarding their outlook for the new season. After being fully virtual in 2020 and partially virtual in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, media day will be a completely in-person affair in 2022.
According to the team’s announcement to media, interviews will consist of general manager Rafael Stone, head coach Stephen Silas and select players (who will be named shortly before the event).
The team typically live streams the event for fans to watch, though details for that option have yet to be released by the Rockets.
After media day, training camp will be held in Lake Charles, Louisiana, from Tuesday, Sept. 27 through Thursday, Sept. 29, similar to out-of-town camp stints in previous years — like when the Rockets went to Galveston, Texas, a year ago. The general idea is that a non-traditional location can serve as a team bonding experience, both during practice hours and while away from the court.
Important upcoming #Rockets dates:
Media Day – September 26th
Training Camp – September 27th
First preseason game – October 2nd
— Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) September 13, 2022
Training camp will be held at McNeese State University’s Legacy Center, formerly known as the Health and Human Performance Education Complex. The Rockets previously used that facility for training camp in 2018, shortly before its official opening.
Practices will resume at Toyota Center beginning on Saturday, Oct. 1, with the 2022-23 preseason starting at home the next day.