After his team dominated the BBL Championship during the month of October, the Newcastle Eagles’ player/coach Fabulous Flournoy has been awarded the Molten Coach of the Month.

The Eagles went a perfect 6-0 and now top the BBL Championship table, having not lost since the opening night of the competition. Flournoy commented,

“I’m happy and excited to get the award; but it’s down to the guys I have on the team, and a reflection on how they’ve played. They’ve been going out there and putting it all on the line. I wish it could be a team of the month award, because they deserve it as much as me.”


Perhaps the highlight of the month was a thrilling double-overtime victory over their perennial rivals the SAMG Verve Scottish Rocks. The Eagles prevailed 110-117 on the road at the Braehead Arena. There were also road wins at Leicester, Plymouth, and against the early pace-setters Sheffield.

At the MetroRadio Arena, the Eagles routed the Everton Tigers by 104-79, and won an emotional encounter against the BiG Storage Cheshire Jets, which saw Flournoy score 13 points after presenting a framed shirt to Newcastle legend, and Cheshire’s new coach, TJ Walker.

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Their achievements in the month are even more impressive bearing in mind that the first four of those wins came in the space of a hectic six days that saw them play three consecutive road games.


Flournoy and the Eagles now prepare to host the Kularoos Plymouth Raiders this Friday (7.30pm tip-off), whom they beat 69-76 last month.