A Day in the Life: Opening Day 2013-14
October 30, 2013
8:00 am, Good Morning Opening Day.
8:01 am, A peaceful Casino Arizona Pavilion...for now.
8:05 am, Vice President of Facility Management and Former Sun Alvan Adams and Building General Manager Ralph Marchetta arrive in style.
9:00 am, A snazzy new faux court leads the way to the Verve Lounge.
9:15 am, Suns.com is ready for game day.
9:30 am, The Gorilla, Hip Hop Squad & Suns Dancers rock new Suns gear on the Annexus Practice Court.
10:00 am, Eric Bledsoe, Goran Dragic & Channing Frye work on a full-court drill at morning practice.
10:07 am, Goran Dragic and Head Coach Jeff Hornacek at morning practice.
10:30 am, Archie Goodwin, Goran Dragic & Eric Bledsoe work on free throws.
10:38 am, Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic fist bumps Suns security before the post-practice media session.
10:40 am, Suns.com's Greg Esposito ready and tweeting.
10:45 am, the media hits the tunnel.
10:45 am, Alex Len, General Manager Ryan McDonough and Assistant GM Pat Connelly talk after practice.
10:48 am, Ish Smith & P.J. Tucker
10:50 am, P.J. Tucker, McDonough & Connelly
10:50 am, Marcus Morris works on free throws after practice
10:51 am, Gerald Green lets a 3/4 court shot fly (wide left).
10:53 am, McDonough and Connelly during the last minutes of practice.
10:55 am, Post-practice huddle.
10:55 am, Dragic speaks with the media seconds after stepping off the court.
10:56 am, Alex Len speaks to Suns.com about his NBA debut.
10:59 am, Channing Frye discusses his long-awaited return to the court.
10:59 am, Jeff Hornacek in the media huddle.
12:00 pm, Opening Day pizza party for Suns employees.
12:15 pm, The Hip Hop Squad takes the court for an afternoon student event.
1:00 pm, the all-new renovated Team Shop is coming together.
1:01 pm, or at least one display is.
1:15 pm, The Marketing Department's Rita Rabbani & Allie Dicken with a cart of Suns gear
1:30 pm, All Suns employees help distribute tonight's complimentary #IgniteTheFuture shirts.
1:42 pm, designated areas on the baselines are prepared for various media outlets
1:44 pm, Suns Productions sets up a shot
1:47 pm, Courtside media seats in progress
1:52 pm, heights and diameters are checked and rechecked on both ends of the court.
2:30 pm, Suns athletic trainer Tommay Stadt getting his own workout in before tonight's Home Opener.
4:00 pm, McDonough catches up with Burns and Gambo of Arizona Sports 620.
4:19 pm, Tucker strikes a pose before heading to US Airways Center.
4:25 pm, Bledsoe is back in the building.
4:55 pm, Suns shootaround
5:00 pm, #SunsFans
5:15 pm, Ring of Honor member Alvan Adams shows his true colors.
5:20 pm, A gigantic inflatable home jersey
5:25, All your new uniforms, new logos and new players are ready. The Team Shop made the Opening Day deadline.
5:37 pm, The cover of tonight's game program, featuring Hornacek, was designed by Rick Forgus
5:38 pm, The Verve Lounge entryway looking finished and fabulous.
5:45 pm, The Casino Arizona Pavilion starts to come to life.
5:49 pm, #SunsVsBlazers
5:52 pm, Welcome Suns Fans
5:55 pm, Suns Fans and Suns Dancers
6:00 pm, A Suns Dancer takes a turn on the other side of a camera.
6:00 pm, 1 hour to tip-off
6:55 pm, 5 minutes until 2013-14 officially begins
7:00 pm, Game time! P.J. Tucker thanks the crowd for their support.
7:05 pm, The National Anthem
7:08 pm, #IgniteTheFuture
7:09 pm, Suns introductions
Home Opener: Bledsoe, in his Suns regular season debut, calls out a play.
Home Opener: Dragic starts off the season with 26 points, 9 assists and 6 rebounds.
Home Opener: Bledsoe played aggressively to the tune of 22 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists.
Home Opener: Your 2013-14 Phoenix Suns!
Home Opener: Miles Plumlee made his Suns debut count with 18 points and 15 rebounds.
9:30 pm, Suns win!
9:50 pm, Miles Plumlee discusses his strong Suns debut.
9:52 pm, Eric Bledsoe with the media
10:00 pm, Hornacek after his first win as Phoenix Suns Head Coach.
10:30 pm, Suns.com back in the newsroom.
11:00 pm, Good Night Game Day.