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A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Warriors Media Day
January 1, 2010
On September 27, 2010, the Warriors' Practice facility was temporarily turned into a multimedia haven.
The Warriors' 2010 Media Day was the largest production in the event's history, complete with a television studio ...
... photo stations ...
... and more than 100 beat reporters, national writers and social media journalists on hand at Warriors headquarters.
For the first time ever, the Warriors invited 10 social media journalists to cover 'Tweedia Day' alongside the traditional media.
The day's festivities began with General Manager Larry Riley introducing Keith Smart as the Warriors' new head coach.
A Warriors assistant for seven seasons, Smart now becomes the 23rd head coach in franchise history.
Smart's introductory press conference was streamed live on warriors.com.
Following the press conference, both Smart and Riley addressed the media in a less formal setting.
During Media Day, each Warriors player went through several stations.
Throughout the course of the day, Warriors players, coaches and executives conducted hundreds of interviews.
With Media Day presenting reporters their first access to the team as a whole since last April, many were eager to catch up with the likes of Stephen Curry.
With the Warriors undergoing so many changes since the spring, there was plenty to talk about on such an eventful day.
In addition to the press conference, several player interviews were also streamed live on warriors.com.
The live feed gave viewers a chance to get to know the personalities of the new Warriors players like David Lee.
As usual at Media Day, each player worked with team photographer Rocky Widner.
The hundreds of photographs taken of each player will be used for promotional pieces throughout the 2010-11 season.
Even though we are just entering fall, the team took advantage of the opportunity to record all of their holiday promotions.
In between photos and interviews, each player made time to sign autographs at the Community Relations station.
One of the more entertaining settings throughout Media Day was the green screen.
Here, the players recorded several videos that will be broadcast at home games throughout the 2010-11 season and right here on warriors.com.
The players put many of their talents on display in front of the green screen ...
... and for first-year Warrior Lou Amundson, that meant putting on a dance routine.
This year's event was the first as a Warrior for Rodney Carney ...
... and the same can be said for Dan Gadzuric ...
... David Lee ...
... Aaron Miles ...
... Cheyne Gadson and several others.
Andris Biedrins, meanwhile, is a Warriors Media Day veteran who has learned all of the tricks of the trade.
During this year's Media Day, Coach Smart offered his first one-on-one interviews as head coach of the Warriors.
There were several highlights throughout the fun-filled day, and one of them had to be Reggie Williams.
Filming a segment for an upcoming episode of Warriors Weekly, Williams played the role of a reporter and interviewed several of his teammates.
Monta Ellis was one of several players to make a live appearance on KNBR's Fitz and Brooks show.
However, that quickly turned into the Reggie Williams Show for Bay Area listeners.
From a coaching change ...
... to the official opening of the 2010-11 season, the Warriors' 2010 Media Day proved to be quite eventful.
But if all goes as planned, the highlights from Media Day will be nothing compared to those of the 2010-11 season.