With the recent loss of Toros coach Quin Snyder to the Philadelphia 76ers, and the hiring of former Spur Danny Ferry to take over as Toros General Manager, it was only a matter of time before we’d hear about prospective coaches for the San Antonio Spurs’ D-League affiliate.
John Treolar, the man Ferry handpicked to coach the Erie BayHawks when Ferry was the Cavs GM, is the first name to surface.
Treloar, 53, has been contacted by National Basketball Association teams, according to two sources close to the situation.
He led Erie to the playoffs in its 2008-09 expansion season with a 27-23 record, then went 21-29 in 2009-10. Treloar agreed to a two-year contract extension with Erie earlier this summer.
According to GoErie.com, the Spurs may have some competition for Treolar from new Suns General Manager Lance Blanks, who was Ferry’s assistant in Cleveland.
To discuss the rumor, I talked to D-League writer and BayHawks fan, Matt Hubert, of D-League Digest and formerly of Blog Talk BayHawk.
Listen to the audio interview and read the full post at Project Spurs.