Charlotte Bobcats assistant coach Bob Beyer arrested after fight in NY restaurant

rbonnell@charlotteobserver.comAugust 16, 2013 

— Charlotte Bobcats assistant coach Bob Beyer was arrested in upstate New York on Thursday night following an incident in a Saratoga Springs restaurant.

Beyer, 51, was charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

A Bobcats spokesman said Beyer is still employed by the team and issued the following statement: “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.”

Police told the Saratogian newspaper that Beyer and two acquaintances had an altercation with bouncers at a Saratoga Springs restaurant at around 11:15 p.m. One of those acquaintances, Edward Parenteau, allegedly assaulted one of the bouncers, resulting in an arrest. Beyer and Ryan Chartrand were both charged with interfering with that arrest.

New Bobcats head coach Steve Clifford worked for Beyer when Beyer coached Siena from 1994 through 1997. Clifford hired Beyer last month, along with four other assists, to fill out his staff.

Previously, Beyer was an assistant with the Toronto Raptors, Orlando Magic and Golden State Warriors.

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