By Joseph Phillips
After hosting NBA Media Day on Monday afternoon, the Chicago Bulls
held their first practice session of the season on Tuesday Oct 1.
The team held an intense three-hour session on Tuesday morning at the
Advocate Center, in preparation for their first pre-season opponent of
the year “the Milwaukee Bucks.” The game will be played on Monday
October 7, at the United Center.
“It was very competitive,” said Jim Boylen, head coach of the Chicago
Bulls about his team’s first practice session of the season. “It’s the
first day. It’s the first step.”
During the interview, Boylen stated he was very impressed with the
team’s overall work ethic, effort and professionalism. And after being
allowed only two contact practices a day by the league office, Boylen
believes it was a good start for his first NBA training camp as a head
“If we want to play faster, we got to work at that,” said Boylen,
about his team’s pace throughout practice. “And if we want to be
better defensively, we have to work at that.”
Boylen also placed emphasis on the importance of team communication
and defensive and offensive drills.
During practice, Chicago Bulls forward center Wendell Carter Jr.
suffered a mild left ankle sprain but wasn’t serious. And forward
guard Chandler Hutchison remained sideline with an hamstring injury.