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Posts tagged ‘D-League Showcase’
Posted: May 11th, 2012

Ivan Johnson's first NBA season ended with the Boston Celtics beating the Atlanta Hawks in the first round of the NBA Playoffs, but he'll be remembered for more./AP Photo

Ivan Johnson is out.

So is Mike James. Include Blake Ahearn as well.

The three former Erie BayHawks are on NBA teams that have been eliminated from the playoffs. Last night, the Boston Celtics escaped the Atlanta Hawks, 83-80, to win Game 6 and the series, 4-2.

Johnson has been with the Hawks all season. Not playing in Game 6, Johnson gave a fan the middle finger as he left the TD Garden court in Boston.

There were better ways for him to end the season.  After having a great year with Erie in 2010-11, Johnson, for the most part, took advantage of his first NBA season, but didn’t end it graciously.

Before the Celtics eliminated the Hawks, the Philadelphia 76ers pulled out a miraculous 79-78 win in which Andre Iguodala hit a game winning free throws with 2.2 seconds left.

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Posted: April 9th, 2012

The third-seeded Toros (33-17) have won 10 of their last 11 games heading into Game 1 of their D-League first-round series against the fifth-seeded Erie BayHawks (28-22).

Austin, which beat Erie 111-88 in its one game against the BayHawks this season at the D-League Showcase in Reno on Jan. 10, won its final regular-season game, 103-98, at Sioux Falls.

Saturday’s win came after an 110-99 home loss to Springfield, which lost to Erie, 110-108, in its previous game before winning at Austin.

Posted: January 10th, 2012

Erie BayHawks general manager of basketball operations, Allan Houston, did an interview at halftime of Erie’s 111-88 loss to Austin in the second day of the D-League Showcase in Reno earlier today.

NBATV interviewed Houston, who is also an assistant general manager of the New York Knicks. The Knicks and BayHawks are hybrid partners.

Houston talked about trying to balance his two jobs, the addition of Mike James to the BayHawks and the Knicks.

How do you balance the two and how much time do you dedicate to each one of them? “It’s fun, but it’s a balance. I try to be around the Knicks as much as possible. Be around our team and try to keep understanding the dynamics of the coaching staff and what’s going on, but this is fun because you get to see a lot of players and be familiar with a lot of the players, especially the great talent pool that’s come in so far (to the D-League Showcase). I think the Showcase is great because you see everybody at one time. In a shortened season, it is tough, but you get it done.”

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Posted: January 8th, 2011

The BayHawks will look to win their fourth straight game today against Maine at Tullio Arena.

Maine Red Claws (9-10) at Erie BayHawks (12-6)

Sunday, 2 p.m., Tullio Arena.
▀  On the air: WFNN-AM 1330; www.nba.com/dleague/

Players to watch
▀  Erie — PF Ivan Johnson (Leads team in scoring at 17.6 points a game. Johnson had a game-high 25 points in a 97-91 win against Sioux Falls on Friday night. … C Solomon Alabi (A rookie with the Toronto Raptors, Alabi had eight points, six rebounds, four fouls and three blocks in 14 minutes, 51 seconds. It’s the least amount of playing time he’s had in his eight games with Erie. … SG Kyle Spain (Heading into Saturday’s games, he was eighth in the D-League in 3-point shooting at 48.7 percent – 19-of-39. The seven players ahead of him had attempted a combined total of 35 three-pointers before Saturday’ s games.

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Posted: January 12th, 2010

In relation to Erie, its rookie power forward Alade Aminu made All-D-League Showcase second team. As we know, the BayHawks won both games there and have now won three of their last four games.

If the BayHawks (7-12) turn their season around, Boise, Idaho will have been the launching point. In the meantime, we all like dunks so check out the Top 10 dunks of the D-League Showcase.

Posted: January 7th, 2010

In an earlier post, I talked about how the D-League had a player with the Los Angeles D-Fenders – Ryan Forehan-Kelly  – being born Jan. 1, 1900. He was actually born Jan. 14, 1980.

Had a little fun with it, but all jokes aside, Forehan-Kelly did this thing against the Erie BayHawks today in the final day of the D-League Showcase in Boise, Idaho.

Forehan-Kelly scored a game-high 28 points as he went a ridiculous 11-of-12 from the field. The only shot he missed was a 3-pointer and that was half way in the rim before rattling out. He also grabbed 10 rebounds in the loss to Erie.

What’s even crazier is Dan Lynch, who graduated from Cathedral Prep in 1967, coached Forehan-Kelly’s AAU team back in the day. He left a comment on the post. Here it is:

Ryan was born in Long Beach California in 1980. He was raised in Irvine, California and attended Santa Margarita Cath. High School. The Ast Principal was an Erie gal named Mary Ann Dougherty.
I coached Ryan AAU, Club, Irvine Youth and Boys Club Leagues.

Dan Lynch Prep Class of ‘67

Posted: January 6th, 2010

Newly acquired guard Mike Gansey made his Erie debut in today’s game against Reno in the D-League Showcase. Last week, the BayHawks traded their 1st-round pick – Donell Taylor – to get the former WVU star.

Gansey started the game and finished with 15 points on a shaky 5-of-17 shooting from the field in the 92-88 overtime win for the BayHawks.

Now let’s look a little further into his performance. I watched the game on NBA TV and this is what I noticed.

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Posted: January 5th, 2010
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Ryan Forehan-Kelly will turn 30 Jan. 14, but an D-League error has him being much older than that.

Does this guy look 110 years old?

According to the D-League Web site, Los Angeles D-Fenders forward Ryan Forehan-Kelly is.

I was doing research for the Erie BayHawks’ second game in the D-League Showcase on Thursday against the Los Angeles D-Fenders when I came across Forehan-Kelly’s page.

The D-League has his birthday being Jan. 1, 1900.

Uh no. He was actually born Jan. 14, 1980 according to his bio when he played for the University of California. Considering he’s from Long Beach, I’m going to trust Cal has this right.

The D-League sure doesn’t.

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