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Ex-NBA G-League coach Jermaine Byrd joins La Salle camp

/ 05:43 PM January 08, 2019

La Salle has welcomed former NBA G-League coach Jermaine Byrd to its camp, confirming earlier reports that the Green Archers are bringing in a new coach.

Green Archers guard Alun Melecio posted a photo with the American mentor during La Salle training. The Facebook post has since been deleted.

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Screenshot of Aljun Melecio’s Facebook post.

Byrd previous coaching experience includes stints with the Tulsa 66ers, Sioux Falls Skyford and LA Defenders in the NBA G-League as an assistant coach.

Byrd is taking over the coaching duties from Louie Gonzalez, who only lasted one season as head coach of the Green Archers.

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La Salle went 8-6 under Gonzalez in the UAAP Season 81 where it missed the Final Four after losing to Far Eastern University in a knockout game for the last semifinals slot.

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