A summer filled with trades, free-agent signings, and a talented crop of prospects from the NBA Draft will soon culminate in another 82-game journey for the San Antonio Spurs. Before the offseason ends next month, all these fresh faces and veteran additions around the roster will have a chance to leave a memorable first impression on this animated fanbase on media day.
From players trimming extra weight and adding muscle to their frame to Head Coach Gregg Popovich offering insightful soundbites about how the Spurs will operate on both ends of the court this season, you won't want to miss out on a single moment of media day coverage. Countless reporters will travel to the 2-1-0 to see Victor Wembanyama, but when will this spectacle commence?
When is Spurs Media Day?
According to a recent report from Marc Stein, the Spurs will host media day on October 2nd. Though San Antonio has not confirmed this date with an official announcement, most organizations schedule this event the day before training camp begins.
Teams exclusively participating in preseason games in the United States will open training camp on October 3rd. The Silver and Black are not one of the four clubs playing overseas before the season starts, but they will still have a full preseason slate.
When does the Spurs preseason start?
San Antonio kicks off their preseason schedule against Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and the Thunder on October 9th, and they will participate in four more tuneups before the regular season starts. Below is a closer look at all the times, dates, locations, and national broadcast information for those games.
• Spurs @ Thunder on Oct. 9th at 7:00 PM CT (NBA TV)
• Spurs vs. Heat on Oct. 13th at 7:00 PM CT (TNT)
• Spurs vs. Rockets on Oct. 16th at 7:00 PM CT
• Spurs vs. Rockets on Oct. 18th at 7:00 PM CT
• Spurs @ Warriors on Oct. 20th at 9:00 PM CT (NBA TV)
Spurs fans will also have an opportunity to catch the good guys in action on October 7th as the team hosts their annual Silver & Black Open Scrimmage at Frost Bank Center. While this event is free to the public, the deadline to enter the random drawing to win up to four tickets ended on September 13th.