The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce following his team’s first training camp practice on Oct. 1. Topics included the team’s form after the first day, approach to defensive principles, the training of rookies De’Andre Hunter, Bruno Fernando and Cam Reddish as well as Pierce’s experiences on the Team USA coaching staff during this summer’s World Championships.
The Sports Inquirer spoke with Georgia State football head coach Shawn Elliott following the team’s practice on Oct. 1. Topics included how the team spent the previous bye week, the play of receiver Aubry Payne, areas of improvement on defense and preparing to host Sun Belt Conference foe Arkansas State on Oct. 5.
The Sports Inquirer spoke with Atlanta Hawks player John Collins at the team’s Media Day event on Sept. 30. Topics included training in the offseason, aspirations to become an NBA All-Star player and handling heigtened expectations of the team for this upcoming season.