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Fab Flournoy

BBL
September 5, 2020
Legal Eagle Steps Down

Newcastle Eagles MD Paul Blake has thanked Dave Forrester for a decade of ‘incredible’ service after the club’s assistant coach revealed he was stepping down from BBL duties. The popular solicitor became a familiar face on courts across the UK as former head coach Fabulous Flournoy’s most trusted lieutenant and right-hand man. And Forrester and…

BBL
August 20, 2020
Most Decorated Eagle Back For More

Newcastle Eagles are delighted to confirm power forward Darius Defoe has put pen to paper on a deal for an incredible 17th successive season with the club. The veteran player been present for every one of the club’s 25 title wins, the only Eagles player to achieve this feat following the departure of his former coach…

BBL
August 6, 2020
Blake Backs Mac

When Newcastle Eagles managing director Paul Blake appointed Fab Flournoy to the player-coach role many thought it was a huge risk. A risk that turned out to be well worth taking as he went on to become the most successful coach in British basketball history. When Flournoy moved on to the NBA and the Toronto…

BBL
May 3, 2020
Eagles Nest-In: Episode 13 – 2012 BBL Trophy Finals

It’s a double-feature for Episode 13 of our “Eagles Nest-In” series (so get comfy!) as we look back at BOTH legs of the 2012 BBL Trophy Finals vs Plymouth Raiders. Dan hosts an extended chat between Dave Forrester, Joe Chapman and Fab Flournoy talking about our ‘clean-sweep’ season of 2011-12, the mid-season tournament in Holland and…

BBL
September 6, 2019
Fletcher Looks Forward

The first pre-season game without Fabulous Flournoy as Eagles head coach ended in a dramatic 1-point defeat 84-83 against Team USA Select, a side that the Eagles normally shake off comfortably. But with so many outside influencing factors it was not perhaps surprising that the game virtually paled into insignificance. Although for those suiting up…

BBL
September 6, 2019
Macleod Named Interim Head Coach

Newcastle Eagles have promoted from within after handing Fabulous Flournoy’s former assistant the keys to the most successful club in British basketball. Ian Macleod became one of the veteran playcaller’s most trusted lieutenants in recent years and last season saw the Geordie coach given even greater responsibility on match nights. And Newcastle managing director Paul…

BBL
September 3, 2019
Flournoy Realises NBA Dream

Fabulous Flournoy has admitted the decision to join the Toronto Raptors is the most difficult career choice he has ever faced. But the Newcastle Eagles’ playcaller heads to the NBA with the blessing of close friend and managing director Paul Blake. Flournoy has accepted an assistant coach’s role with Nick Nurse’s Championship winning Raptors –…

BBL
September 1, 2019
Glasgow Flying Into Newcastle

With a name like Rodney Glasgow Jr., perhaps it was destiny that brought the 5’11” point guard to the BBL. Only thing is, he’s flying in to be a new Eagle in Newcastle and not rocking up in Scotland. After a great college career at the tough and disciplined Virginia Military Institute in NCAA Division…

BBL
August 21, 2019
Bronx Baller Mitchell Makes Move

The Newcastle Eagles have moved to plug the gap left by the departing Victor Moses who will be plying his trade in Iceland next season by bringing in 6’9” John Mitchell a centre/power forward hailing from The Bronx, New York. This will be Mitchell’s third season as a professional following successful spells in his rookie…