Former Cavs draft pick and Indiana Assistant tapped

Erie BayHawks Announce Addition of Assistant Coach

ERIE- The Erie BayHawks of the NBA Development League today announced the addition of Ben McDonald as Assistant Coach. McDonald was a third round pick of the Cleveland Cavaliers (50th overall) in the 1984 draft and worked as an Assistant Coach under Mike Davis at Indiana University with BayHawks Head Coach John Treloar.

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“Ben brings a wealth of basketball experience at many levels to the position and will play an integral role in the development of our players,” said Ron Sertz, president of the Erie BayHawks. “The fact that he received the highest possible recommendation from Coach Treloar spoke volumes to us.”

“When I started considering who I wanted to work beside me coaching the BayHawks, right from the start Ben was at the top of the list,” said John Treloar, head coach, Erie BayHawks. “Ben is a person of tremendous character, with his experience as an NBA player; he will do a great job of teaching the young men on this team.”

“I am very excited about the opportunity to come to Erie and work at the Development League level,” said McDonald. “I see myself as still learning how to be the best coach and to work with Coach Treloar, knowing how dedicated he is and how well he relates to players will help me to that end.”

McDonald’s experience includes playing stints in the NBA with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors and international basketball with Real Madrid, Spain and Giessen, Germany.