I sat down with NBA Development League President Dan Reed for an interview before the Erie BayHawks played the Iowa Energy on Friday night at Erie Insurance Arena.
In Part 1, I asked Reed about how the D-League has changed since he joined in 2007. We also talked about the D-League’s groundbreaking hires and future NBA commissioner Adam Silver’s feelings about the league.
On Wednesday, Kyle Goldcamp returned to the Erie BayHawks as a practice player. A 6-foot, 10-inch, 250-pound power forward, Goldcamp has played three seasons with the BayHawks.
The former Gannon University standout averaged 14 points and 8.4 rebounds last season. Erie has to waive a player to add him to the 10-man active roster. The BayHawks (2-4) play Iowa (2-3) Friday at Erie Insurance Arena.
Erik Daniels hit a 3-pointer with 26.3 seconds left in lifting the Erie BayHawks to a 82-80 win in their home opener Saturday night before a sellout crowd of 4,951 at Erie Insurance Arena.
A first-round pick of the BayHawks in their 2008-09 expansion season, Daniels also played for Erie in 2010-11 before returning for a third stint earlier this week. The BayHawks were down by as many as 15 points before avenging a 91-80 loss at Canton on Friday night.
Henry Sims scored a team-high 19 points to lead the BayHawks (2-1). Keith Benson chipped in 13 points while D.J. Kennedy and Oscar Bellfield each had 12. Kyle Gibson scored a game-high 28 points for the Charge (1-4) with 17 coming in the first half.
Erie returns to action Thursday night against the Maine Red Claws.
The Erie BayHawks start their 2012-13 D-League season Friday night at Fort Wayne with a new head coach in Gene Cross. The former Notre Dame assistant replaced Jay Larranaga, who left to become an assistant for the Boston Celtics.