2008 Training Camp, Day 1
January 1, 2008
The University of Arizona's McKale Center is once again home for the Suns training camp.
New Head Coach Terry Porter huddles his team together to begin his first camp with the Suns.
Shaquille O'Neal is participating in his first Suns training camp after being traded to Phoenix in the middle of last season.
The Suns new crop of assistants, Bill Cartwright, Dan Majerle and Igor Kokoskov discuss strategy as camp gets underway.
Boris Diaw and rookie Goran Dragic prepare for the grueling week ahead.
All-Star forward Amare Stoudemire laces 'em up for another run at the NBA title.
Nash carefully chooses his weapon.
Diaw reported for camp with a new hairdo and facial hair.
Alvin Gentry is the lone carryover on Terry Porter's staff.
Rookie Robin Lopez is looking to turn his impressive offseason work into a meaningful role in his first NBA season.
Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash defends Dragic in a morning workout drill.
Even with training camp just underway, Raja Bell already has his game face on.
Training camp is a fresh start for veterans, rookies and everyone in between.
Cartwright puts the rookie through his paces.
Strength and conditioning coach Erik Phillips stretches Stoudemire out after the first day of camp.
Matt Barnes was a key offseason pick-up for the Suns.
Gentry is beginning his fifth season as a Suns assistant coach.
STAT plays catch with assistant athletic trainer Mike Elliott.
Stoudemire's activities will be limited while he recovers from a sprained ankle.
The club came out fighting in the second practice of the day.
Nash driving to the hoop is a sight for sore Suns fans' eyes after a long summer.
Thunder Dan leads the playmakers through offensive drills.
Alando Tucker leads the second team up the McKale Center court during an evening scimmage.
Lopez's jump hook in the lane is a reliable offensive tool for the rookie from Stanford.
Suns President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Steve Kerr met with the media on his old college stomping grounds.
Shaq chats with the media after the morning workout.
The second-year guard disusses the first practice of the long week.
Bell gives his impressions of Day One.
Nash is begining his fifth training camp in purple and orange.
Diaw is happy to have survived the first day of camp.
Fans camp out in front of the McKale Center to get a glimpse of their favorite Suns.
Shaq poses with the University of Arizona volleyball team.
A lucky Tucson fan gets Shaq's autograph.