Bobcats assistant coach Bob Beyer arrested after fight at bar
Bobcats assistant coach Bob Beyer was arrested Thursday after he allegedly fought with police following a dispute with bouncers at a Saratoga Springs, N.Y., bar.
The Associated Press reports that Beyer, 51, was charged with resisting arrest, second-degree obstructing governmental administration and disorderly conduct following the incident. Two other men -- Ryan Chartrand and Edward J. Parenteau -- were also charged for the involvement.
According to a police department press release, Beyer's acquaintance, Edward Parenteau, allegedly assaulted one of the bouncers and "Beyer and (Ryan) Chartrand attempted to stop officers from arresting Parenteau and they were arrested. Beyer then began fighting with the police and was charged accordingly.''
The Bobcats issued a statement Saturday saying "We are aware of the incident. It is a legal matter and we will have no further comment until the legal process has run its course.''
The Saratogian reported further details of the incident.
City Police said that Beyer, Ryan P. Chartrand, 36, of Saratoga Springs; and Edward J. Parenteau, 34, of Lynbrook; were involved in an altercation with bouncers inside a Caroline Street bar at 11:15 p.m.
Beyer and Chartrand were escorted out of the bar by bouncers and Parenteau is allegedly assaulted one of the bouncers by punching him in the face and cutting his nose, police said. While police were arresting Parenteau, Beyer and Chartrand allegedly attempted to stop officers from arresting Parenteau and were subsequently arrested, police said. Beyer then began fighting with the police and was charged accordingly, police said.
From 1994-1997, Beyer coached at Siena College, which is located in Loudonville, about 30 miles from Saratoga Springs. During Beyer's time at Siena, new Bobcats head coach Steve Clifford, hired earlier this summer, worked as an assistant coach on his staff.
Beyer and Clifford were both assistant coaches together in Orlando under coach Stan Van Gundy from 2007-2012. After Van Gundy was fired, Clifford spent the 20123-13 season as a Lakers assistant while Beyer served as an assistant for the Warriors. Then, in July, Clifford hired Beyer, Patrick Ewing, Stephen Silas, Bob Weiss and Mark Price as assistant coaches. The Charlotte Observer reported Friday that Beyer is still employed by the Bobcats.