New D-League Affiliates

Monday, June 29, 2009

Just as I was introducing BayHawks fans to the affiliates' draft picks, the D-League has announced the new lineup of NBA affiliates for the 2009-10 season, which includes a change for the Erie BayHawks.

Gone is the BayHawks' connection with cross-state Philadelphia. Instead, Erie is going north of the border in affiliaton with the Toronto Raptors. The 76ers will be affiliated with the D-League expansion franchise in Springfield, Mass., along with the Knicks and Nets.

Geographically the move makes sense. Even though Erie shares Pennsylvania with Philadelphia, Erie is actually more than 200 miles closer to Toronto than Philly. Hopefully that proximity will mean the Raptors will take advantage of the opportunity the way the Cavaliers organization did with Cleveland last year.

For a complete look at the new affiliates around the league, check out the breakdown from the D-League's official site.


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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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