Grand Rapids Flight
|Grand Rapids Flight|
|Team history||Grand Rapids Flight|
|Arena||Forest Hills Northern High School
Davenport University Student Center
|Based in||Grand Rapids, Michigan|
|Colors||blue, orange, and white
|Owner(s)||Grand Rapids Junior Jammers Youth Foundation|
|Head coach||David Fox|
The Flight underwent several front office changes. The team was owned by the Grand Rapids Junior Jammers Youth Foundation, a non-profit based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The team's Head Coach David Fox, has been at the helm for three seasons, currently one of the longest running tenures for a head coach in the IBL.
On the court, the team was a solid success in 2006, reaching the Final Four.
The Grand Rapids Flight at one time held the record for most points scored in a single game, after a 179-146 drubbing of the Des Moines Heat. The Flight helped to set the record for single game attendance against the Elkhart Express in 2007 as over 5,200 attended the game, many to see Sun Ming Ming.
The Flight made international news in 2007 by signing 7'9" basketball player Sun Ming Ming, still known as the tallest athlete in the world.
The Grand Rapids Flight are unrelated to the former basketball team that played in Grand Rapids, the Grand Rapids Hoops.
Season By Season
|2005||13||6||.684||3rd - East Division|
|2006||11||10||.523||T-5th - East Division|
|2007||5||18||.217||5th - East Division|
|2008||6||12||.333||3rd - Midwest Division|
- Jason Boucher
- Mike Dyson
- Dametrius Kilgore
- James Singleton
- Lamont Barnes
- Duke Cleveland
- Micah Lancaster
- Sun Ming Ming
- Ungrey, Steve. "Pro basketball team finds home at DeltaPlex." mLive.com:Everything Michigan. 28 Jan. 2008. Grand Rapids Press. 28 Jan 2008