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Posted: December 16th, 2012

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 2, I asked Reed about the BayHawks, who have reached the playoffs in three of their first four D-League seasons. Erie is 3-4 so far this season.

Posted: November 18th, 2010

D-League president Dan Reed is pleased with the Erie BayHawks.

He likes how they closed a major deal with LECOM that will reflect in the team wearing the LECOM logo on their uniforms this season.

He’s impressed with their season ticket sales.

In short, the BayHawks are safe in his estimation.

No worries for right now.

So in this third and final segment with Reed, he and I talked about the status of the Erie BayHawks and if in fact we may see the league’s D-League Showcase in Erie at Tullio Arena in the future.

Hmmmm.

Click below to hear the interview.

Q&A NBA D-League President Dan Reed (Part 3)

Posted: November 5th, 2010

As the NBA D-League enters the 2010-11 season, league president Dan Reed has been a very busy man.

Today (Friday), Reed was in Erie for an event involving LECOM and the Erie BayHawks later tonight. The BayHawks open training camp Saturday morning.

Before attending that event, I did an 1-on-1 interview with Reed about the landmark deal the BayHawks struck with LECOM and the state of the D-League. Click below to hear the interview.

Q&A NBA D-League president Dan Reed (Part 1)

Visit my Give & Go blog later this week for Part 2 of our 1-on-1 interview when Dan I discuss a couple of the rule changes involving the D-League for this upcoming season.

Posted: October 30th, 2010

Point guard Cedric Jackson is looking to once again make his way to the NBA through the Erie BayHawks.

The following eight players have been invited to the Erie BayHawks’ training camp that begins Saturday, Nov. 6 at the LECOM Medical Fitness & Wellness Center in Erie.

The BayHawks can have up to 17 players in training camp. Erie opens the 2010-11 season Nov. 19 against Springfield at Tullio Arena.

▀  PG Cedric Jackson – Averaged 16.4 points and 7.4 assists in 34 games for the BayHawks as a rookie last season, The 6-foot, 3-inch, Jackson, 24, received NBA call ups from the Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs and Washington Wizards.

▀   PG Maureece Rice – Avg. 18.7 points to help Erie make the D-League playoffs in its expansion season in 2008-09. Erie tried to get the 6-1 combo guard last season, but Rice, 26, couldn’t get out of his contract with a team in the Ukraine. The Philadelphia native was an exciting player for Erie and was really the difference in the BayHawks making the playoffs.

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Posted: August 4th, 2010

When you're standing next to NBA commissioner David Stern (center), you're going to smile no matter what.

The Erie BayHawks made history this week.

They became the second D-League team to have the logo of a sponsor on its jerseys. The WNBA has had teams do so before Erie and Rio Grande Valley did so heading into this upcoming season.

LECOM has been the major sponsor of the BayHawks since they came to Erie before the 2008-09 season. LECOM provides the team quite a bit like a state-of-the-art training facility.

Now I’m from the old school of not having that kind of stuff on jerseys or uniforms. Remember in Rocky when Rocky Balboa sported the rob from the meat packing plant?

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Posted: March 17th, 2010

Gunter on the block for Erie.

Erie BayHawks reserve power forward Jarvis Gunter seems to always have a smile on his face.

It just was a little bigger Wednesday before practice at LECOM.

The night before, he watched his school, Arkansas-Pine Bluff win its first ever NCAA Tournament game in Tuesday’s play-in game.

 The Golden Lions beat Winthrop, 61-44, in Dayton, Ohio. This was Arkansas-Pine Bluff’s first NCAA Tournament appearance.

“I was very proud of them,” said Gunter, who averaged 6.6 points and 7.7 rebounds his senior season at Arkansas-Pine Bluff in 2007-08. He finished his career with 754 points and 674 rebounds. “They went out and played hard. Took care of business. It made me very proud. I played with about five or six of those guys.”

Up next for the Golden Lions? Duke. The No. 1 overall seed in the tournament and the epitome of college basketball.

“If they get keep it close and a couple of guys stay out of foul trouble, anything can happen,” Gunter said.

Gunter is just hoping the game is televised in the Erie area so he can watch it. The game is in Jacksonville, Fla. so the odds aren’t in his favor, but you never know.

Anything can happen in March Madness.

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Posted: February 25th, 2010

Darnell Jackson had his way inside, but was as winded as a sail boat Thursday night.

Danny Green’s first shot, a corner 3, sailed over the other side of the rim, but his lob pass to Cedric Jackson was as perfect as a 24oo SAT score.

In the end, the Cleveland Cavaliers forwards put in work and were instrumental in Erie’s 114-108 win against the Dakota Wizards tonight.

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