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Fab Flournoy

Men
August 3, 2023
76ers Coach Hails Fabulous Addition

Nick Nurse has pointed to the passion and work ethic that makes Fabulous Flournoy the perfect fit for NBA giants Philadelphia 76ers. Two of British basketball’s most storied playcallers moved from Toronto Raptors to the Canadian franchise’s Eastern Conference rivals this summer. And recruiting former Newcastle Eagles favourite Flournoy to the 76ers’ backroom staff was…

Men
February 21, 2023
Retro Series 2023 Announced

Newcastle Eagles will join Cheshire Phoenix, Leicester Riders and Manchester Giants in an exciting Retro Series 2023. Five games involving the four teams in March and April have been selected as special retro games featuring retro kits, old-school tunes and off-court appearances from BBL legends. “We are looking forward to throwing it back to the…

Men
January 26, 2021
Coach MacLeod Is A Hometown Hero

Following Fabulous Flournoy was never going to be easy but Newcastle Eagles head coach Ian MacLeod is rising to the challenge. Simon Rushworth wasn’t surprised to see the homegrown favourite lift a second piece of silverware inside 12 months. It’s every sports-mad Geordie’s dream: to coach your hometown team at the top level and deliver…

Men
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…

Men
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…

Men
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…

Men
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…

Men
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…

Men
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 –…