On Monday night, the RidiculousUpside.com staff hosted one of our most enjoyable podcasts to date, welcoming Erie BayHawks' head coach Gene Cross and our pal Gino Pilato of DLeagueDigest.com to the show.
Clearly someone with a wealth of knowledge, experience, and passion, Coach Cross provided an unique look at the world of the BayHawks. Erie's certainly experienced plenty of ups and downs to begin the year, but the coach went on to share what kinds of things he believes will help set his team on the right path.
What's more, Coach Cross discussed the transition NBA veteran Ricky Davis has made from NBA scoring machine to D-League glue guy. Such a commitment has proven to be quite the key to his success this season. While also talking about his role and the BayHawks' relationship with the NBA affiliated New York Knicks, Coach Cross also provided insight on Jeremy Tyler's progress in The Association, and the role Erie played in his development this season.
Coach Cross went on to touch on the excitement of the D-League basketball and the atmosphere in Erie, among other things.
Next up was Pilato, who as we all know, has a wealth of D-League knowledge of his own. The Stampede blogger talked about the continued progress of Pierre Jackson (what else?), as well as the departure of Richard Howell. Our friend also shared his thoughts on the recent minor league pickups of NBA veterans like Shawne Williams and Fab Melo, as well as pondered potential NBADL All-Star selections with us, too.
Myself (Keith Schlosser) and Dakota Schmidt closed things out by discussing the emergence of Manny Harris with the Los Angeles Lakers, the long term pros & cons of 10-day contracts, and more.
To give us a listen to see what we and our guests had to say, do yourself a favor and click here for more.