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To kick off activities for the 2021-22 NBA year, the Rockets will hold their annual media day on Monday, Sept. 27 in 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 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, media day is returning to an in-person format in 2021, though a virtual option will also be available.
According to the team’s announcement to media, interviews will include 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.
#Rockets Media Day is officially Monday, Sept. 27 starting at 11. Training camp starts the next day in Galveston; will return to Toyota Center the following week (when preseason starts).
— Ben DuBose (@BenDuBose) September 22, 2021
After media day, taining camp will be held in Galveston, Texas from Tuesday, Sept. 28 through Saturday, Oct. 2, similar to out-of-town camp stints in previous years — like when the Rockets went to Lake Charles, Louisiana in 2018. Galveston is located on the Gulf of Mexico shoreline, approximately 50 miles southeast of downtown Houston. 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.
Practices will resume at Toyota Center beginning on Monday, Oct. 4, with the 2021-22 preseason starting at home the next day.