Erie BayHawks

Erie BayHawks

Erie BayHawks
Erie BayHawks logo
League NBA Development League
Founded 2008
History Erie BayHawks
2008–present
Arena Erie Insurance Arena
Location Erie, Pennsylvania
Team colors Black, gold, red, white
                   
Head coach Bill Peterson
Ownership Steve Demetriou
Affiliation(s) Orlando Magic
Championships 0
Division / Conference titles 0
Website erie.dleague.nba.com

The Erie BayHawks are a professional basketball team based in Erie, Pennsylvania. They are part of the NBA Development League (D-League), which is the National Basketball Association's official minor league. The team was established in 2008 as an expansion team, originally affiliated with the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Philadelphia 76ers. In 2014 they entered a 3 year affiliation agreement with the Orlando Magic.[1]

The "BayHawks" name alludes to the Presque Isle Bay, on which Erie lies. The hawk represents the city's wildlife and naval history, especially because hawks were used by naval expeditions to send important messages. The team's colors of black, red, and gold pay homage to the Erie-based Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry and to the United States Navy uniforms worn during the War of 1812.[2]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Logos and uniforms 2
  • Season-By-Season records 3
  • Current roster 4
  • High points 5
    • Individual Awards 5.1
      • NBADL All-Rookie Second Team 5.1.1
      • All-NBADL First Team 5.1.2
      • All-NBADL Third Team 5.1.3
      • NBADL All-Defensive Second Team 5.1.4
    • All-Star Weekend 5.2
      • All-Star Game 5.2.1
  • Affiliates 6
  • Notes 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9

History

The Erie BayHawks made headlines on January 17, 2012 when Jeremy Lin was assigned to the team.[3] On January 20, he had a triple-double with 28 points, 11 rebounds, and 12 assists in the BayHawks' 122–113 victory over the Maine Red Claws.[4] Lin was recalled by the Knicks three days later.[5] In December 2012, the Knicks assigned NBA veteran Amar'e Stoudemire to the BayHawks because of an injury.[6]

In 2012, the New York Knicks offered the BayHawks head coach position to Patrick Ewing, one of their most prominent alumni. However, he turned down the offer citing his desire to coach in the National Basketball Association as opposed to the D-League. Ewing has worked as an assistant coach to the Washington Wizards, Houston Rockets, and the Orlando Magic.[7]

The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) officially partnered with the Erie BayHawks in 2008. As part of the deal, LECOM is the team's official presenter and medical provider. Additionally, the school's name is featured on the BayHawks' jerseys and court design.[8] In September 2012, the BayHawks extended their partnership with LECOM to 2018. Furthermore, they will continue to workout and practice at the LECOM Medical Fitness and Wellness Center.[9]

In 2014 the New York Knicks ended their affiliation with Erie in favor of starting an expansion D-League franchise, the Westchester Knicks, forcing the Bayhawks to find a new affiliate.[10] In April 2014 Erie entered talks for a hybrid relationship with the Orlando Magic.[11] A deal was announced May 19, 2014.[1]

Logos and uniforms

The official colors of the Erie BayHawks are black, gold, and red. The primary logo depicts a red and black hawk in flight with a gold beak and talons. The hawks is superimposed over a gold basketball and a partial, black ring with "Erie" rounding the top. The "BayHawks" wordmark is centered over the entire design in white, scripted letters.

Season-By-Season records

Season Conference Division Finish Wins Losses Pct. Post-season Results
Erie BayHawks
2008–09 -- Central 3rd 27 23 .540 Lost First Round (Colorado, 108–129)
2009–10 Eastern -- 6th 21 29 .420
2010–11 Eastern -- 2nd 32 18 .640 Lost First Round (Reno, 1–2)
2011–12 Eastern -- 3rd 28 22 .563 Lost First Round (Austin, 1-2)
2012–13 Eastern -- 4th 26 24 .520
2013–14 -- Eastern 5th 16 34 .320
2014–15 Eastern Atlantic 3rd 24 26 .480
Totals
174 176 .497 Regular season results
2 5 .285 Post-season results (Series record: 0–3) (.000)
176 181 .493 Regular and post-season results
Total Most recent
Winning seasons 4 2012–13
Losing seasons 3 2014–15
Playoff appearances 3 2011–12

Current roster

High points

Individual Awards

NBADL All-Rookie Second Team

  • Tasmin Mitchell - 2011

All-NBADL First Team

All-NBADL Third Team

NBADL All-Defensive Second Team

All-Star Weekend

All-Star Game

Affiliates

Notes

[a] Alade Aminu was traded to the Bakersfield Jam after 37 games with the BayHawks.

References

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External links

  • Erie BayHawks
  • Erie Times-NewsErie BayHawks coverage at