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Chicago Bulls to hold training camp in Nashville

The Chicago Bulls are heading down to Music City with training camp set to take place in Nashville.


In an apparent effort to shake things up, the Chicago Bulls have announced that they will be holding part of their training camp for the 2023-2024 season in Nashville. The training camp venue will be the Crockett Center inside the Belmont University in Nashville—a location that players, coaches, and management decided on.

Hectic schedule

The Bulls will have their media day on October 2 before the team flies to Nashville. Training camp is expected to bring more clarity to the team’s rotation, especially the starting five. While the “Big 3” of DeMar DeRozan, Zach LaVine, and Nikola Vucevic are all expected to retain their spots in the starting five, the point guard and power forward positions are up for grabs.

New acquisitions Jevon Carter and Torrey Craig are expected to battle it out with incumbents Coby White, Patrick Williams, and Alex Caruso for the starting spots. After five days of camp in Nashville, the Bulls will head to Milwaukee to take on the Bucks at the Fiserv Forum on October 8.

Not the first time

This isn’t the first time the Bulls are holding their training camp somewhere else. Bulls insider K.C. Johnson wrote that the team’s management had previously considered the notion and pulled it off, to an extent.

“Previous executive vice president John Paxson flirted with the idea several times back when the Bulls practiced at the Berto Center in suburban Deerfield, Ill., coming close to holding camp in Colorado one time,” Johnson wrote.

“In 1985, under Jerry Krause and with reigning NBA Rookie of the Year Michael Jordan, the Bulls trained at Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin,” Johnson added.