Camp for the Rocky Mountain Revue began today at the Utah Jazz's training facility, giving the team's coaches a first look at their summer-league squad.
Though media was not allowed to watch during practice, here's a summary of what some of the players looked like during the interview session: NBA veteran Morris Almond looked comfortable, second-year pro Kyrylo Fesenko looked like he bought some hair dye, rookie Kosta Koufos looked sweaty and a bit wide-eyed, ex-Ute Britton Johnsen looked at home and a lot of the other guys looked like they were hoping to find a spot.
C.J. Miles, by the way, was not there; the Jazz's restricted free agent is out looking for a new contract.
That fact didn't appear to make Jazz coach Jerry Sloan look too thrilled that the 21-year-old shooting guard is missing the summer session for a second straight year. Sloan said Miles was "way, way behind" when he joined the team prior to the season.
"If he's behind again, I don't know what to do about it. We'll just pick somebody who's ready to go," Sloan said. "He's not getting advice from me, if he was he'd be here."The Jazz squad will practice twice a day today through Wednesday and once Thursday before beginning the July 18-25 Revue on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Salt Lake Community College against San Antonio.