Who is John Treloar?

Thursday, May 21, 2009

John Treloar had a pretty successful first season coaching the Erie BayHawks, leading the expansion franchise into the playoffs while learning how the rules of the NBDL, especially in regards to roster management. Juggling players in the lineup based on NBA call-ups and assignments, waiver acquisitions, and injuries was no easy task.

But being a D-League coach is not exactly a high-profile position. Case in point, Treloar doesn’t even have a Wikipedia page, although you can read up on retired Australian track star John Treloar.

Treloar (the coach, not the sprinter), came to the BayHawks after spending time as an assistant at Louisiana State University. Previously, he also served as an assistant at Indiana University, working under the legendary Bob Knight as well as Mike Davis. He also has coaching experience in the CBA and overseas.

As a native of Clinton, Miss., the 52-year-old Treloar may have had more trouble adjusting to Erie’s climate than he did adjusting to coaching in the NBDL. It doesn’t appear that the snow scared him away, however, as he is expected back for the 2009-10 season. He’ll try to build on the team’s first year success. The challenge of the D-League, however, is that he’ll likely return to camp with a roster that looks nothing like last year’s team because players sign contracts with the D-League rather than the individual teams.

For a look at Treloar’s thoughts heading into last season, revisit this article from NBA.com. It covers Treloar’s thoughts about the BayHawks’ relationship with the Cavaliers and 76ers, the salary structure of the D-League, his hopes to land an NBA coaching gig, and more.

Treloar’s coaching experience is detailed in the table below:


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Blog Talk BayHawk is an unofficial Erie BayHawks blog covering the NBA D-League. It features opinions and information about the NBADL and the Erie BayHawks. Blog Talk BayHawk is written from a basketball fan’s perspective to fill In the gaps left by professional journalists’ coverage of BayHawks basketball and the Erie professional basketball scene.

Matt Hubert is a 25-year-old writer and basketball fanatic born and raised in Erie, Pa. He graduated from Mercyhurst College in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in English and a dual concentration in writing and creative writing. Matt's not wavering from his stance as a lifelong Los Angeles Lakers fan, but he will cover the BayHawks' NBA affiliates in Cleveland and Toronto when it makes sense to do so throughout the year.

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