2006 Phoenix Suns Media Day Gallery
January 1, 2006
On September 29 the US Airways Center hosted Media Day for Steve Nash and the Phoenix Suns.
With some new faces in the mix, name tags following an offseason are always a must.
The event gave both local and national members of the media some time to talk with players before they departed for Italy.
A man who needs no introduction - Shawn Marion.
The Matrix talks with photographer Barry Gossage following a brief shoot.
Jerry Colangelo and David Griffin talk hoops with the Arizona Republic's Bob Young.
Two-time MVP Steve Nash takes hold of the new NBA basketball for a brief photo shoot.
Nash takes a few more photos while hoping he didn't forget to pack anything for Europe.
Suns President Rick Welts is on the air with KTAR Radio.
Mike D'Antoni talks about returning to Italy where he enjoyed time as both a player and coach.
Sporting his new jersey, Amar
Phoenix's new big man Jumaine Jones poses for Barry Gossage.
Jones spent last season enjoying a career year in Charlotte.
Center Pat Burke smiles for the cameras.
Laurel D'Antoni shares a laugh with East Valley Tribune writer Jerry Brown.
Tim Kempton discusses the upcoming season with newly acquired veteran Eric Piatkowski.
Throughout his career, Piatkowski has proven himself among the most consistent three-point shooters in the league.
Equally as important for the local media, Eric is also a very accessible individual.
Having spent his entire career in the Valley, STAT doesn't need a name tag when talking with the Phoenix press.
Former Suns player and current Vice President Mark West chats with the newest Sun Davin White.
White is a life-long resident of Phoenix and says he grew up rooting for Suns point guard Kevin Johnson.
Suns guard Raja Bell quickly became a favorite last season with both the Phoenix fans as well as Phoenix media.
Suns.com aired Media Day live with a special broadcast hosted by Tom Leander and Cedric Ceballos.
A number of guests stopped by to talk hoops including forward Eric Piatkowski.
Having just flown back from Brazil, Leandro Barbosa will again cash in on frequent flyer miles when he and the Suns depart for Italy.
STAT also stopped by for some Suns talk, discussing his expectations for the upcoming season.
Nothing But Net host Jamie Morris also talked to Suns players, including returning big man Kurt Thomas.
Morris talks with another offseason acquisition, guard Marcus Banks.
Owner Robert Sarver also paid the cast a visit before the international flight.
Bell shares a laugh with the hosts as his Media Day comes to an end.
Bell also talked Suns basketball with KTAR's John Gambadoro.
Suns players like forward James Jones are always active in the Phoenix community and will continue to be so throughout the 2006-07 campaign.
Nash finishes up Media Day with some sports talk radio.
He then catches his breath as he prepares to board for Italy.
With the day in the books, Nash and the Phoenix Suns will now depart for Europe where they will spend the next two weeks preparing for the 2006-07 season.