Spurs Media Day (updated 3:58 PM)

After the jump, I'll be updating with Spurs media day information.

Includes: Audio, pictures, and official roster.

It's Dice's turn for some green screen. #GoSpursGo

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Media day underway @tp9network getting some photos taken. #GoSpursGo

  • Spurs add SF Bobby Simmons --Hurt most of last year-- Last healthy season (08-09') shot 45% from 3 in 262 attempts-- Career 40% 3 pnt.sniper - ReigningBlack (Confirmed by J McDonald)
  • Tim Duncan media day audio (click here) (Courtesy of Spurs.com)
    • Doing different things. Staying off legs and knees. Finding alternative ways to work out.
    • Gained a few extra pounds, thought he was too light last year.
    • Jokes about TP joining a 3rd division league, scoring 50 a game. He doesn't see any actual indication of TP leaving.
    • Its great having TP/Manu not having to work this summer. It will reflect in the upcoming year.
    • Happy that small tweaks were made.
    • Anxious to see what Tiago can do. Pop has not allowed him to work on the floor in camp, wants him to rest.
    • Duncan made a point to watch Tiago in the FIBA games; he wanted to see what he can do.
    • Going to let Tiago bring what he can to the table; let him learn along the way.
    • We're a better team than we were last year. We're right in the mix.
  • Richard Jefferson media day audio (click here)
    • I played one style of basketball the majority of my career; I had to work on areas where I could be successful. Learn where I could contribute better.
    • Spent a lot of Chad and Pop. All of them helped me quite a bit. I went into this off season knowing where I wanted to work.
    • George Hill, Gee, Temple were out here working with us. It wasn't just me.
    • Opted out because of new CBA. Never been a free agent before, wanted to come back.
    • Went to World Cup in South Africa; Was glad to avoid what the media had to say.
    • I don't believe projections have ever won a championship. (on Miami)
  • George Hill media day audio (click here)
    • I think Tiago is going to be a great addition once Tiago knows what his role will be.
    • Worked on my floater during the summer; worked on the 3 outside of the corner.
    • We let the Spurs fans down last year. We're hungry this year for a title
    • He's a professional; I think he wont let that get to him (on TP contract year)
    • I can use TP as a tool to get better
  • Manu and Tony media day audio (click here)
    • Kids are doing good
    • I'm very optimistic as always--Not as good as the Lakers (ouch, Manu)
    • We should have a better and stronger start than last year.
    • I think TP is going to stay.
    • Haven't felt this great since 07-08 season.
    • I think we have a shot (at a title); no body is that much better than us.
    • I trust this organization and talent--I have always felt a chance to win.
    • We have to be patient with Tiago--he needs time to adjust to refs, Pop
    • Confident in second string; thinks they look great. Mentions Gee, Blair, Hill
    • I didn't agree with the way he did it (regarding LeBron ESPN circus)
    • Glad to not have to go through free agency this summer.
    • TP:
    • Had a great summer; glad to have the rest
    • Worked on body; got stronger. Got chef and diet coach; worked with Chip on free throws
    • I want to stay focused on this season.
    • I want to stay here. I've said it before--no body listens to me. Media tries to sell stories
    • I have had plenty of conversations with Manu regarding free agency
    • Had a good private talk with Pop--we're on the same page.
    • I think [this roster] is more hungry. We have a better bench. I like our chances
  • Coach Pop media day audio (click here)
    • Found out we needed a better bench in Phx series
    • We're expecting a professional (of Tiago). Hopefully be a rotation player. Theoretically that could help TD but we'll have to wait and see.
    • James Anderson is ready to go. He's not in very good shape, but he is healthy and will have to get in shape. Right now, I don't know where he fits.
    • Knows TP will approach this season professionally (in regards to free agency)
    • I don't think I'll say much that will confuse him (Tiago adjusting)
    • TP and Hill will play a lot together on the court--they fit well.
  • RC media day audio (click here)
    • We wouldn't comment in whether we were or were not in talks of contracts with TP.
    • Editors note: RC and Pop did not seem very warm to the media today.
  • Kirk Penney not at media day: He still has FIBA business, but he is in town and expected to sign this week at some point.

.@ManuGinobili is holding court with the media. #GoSpursGo

Manu: "Done w media day and physicals! We r ready! Here's a pic of the new jersey. "

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Manu: "Now is turn for the rookies @tiagosplitter and JamesAnderson to do pics and media"

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Spurs officially release roster, includes James Gist,Thomas Gardner, Bobby Simmons and Marcus Cousin.

Kirk Penney is not on the training camp roster...unofficial word is FIBA contract issues, but we'll see

-Varner


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