Arizona Flame

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Arizona Flame
Founded 2007
League IBL 2007 - present
Team history Phoenix Flame 2007
Scottsdale Flame 2007
Arizona Flame 2008 - present
Based in Casa Grande, Arizona
Arena TBA
Colors Red and orange
Owner(s) Stephen Moss-Kelley
Head coach Maury Samilton
Championships 0
Division titles 0

The Arizona Flame is an International Basketball League team. The team started playing home games at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum,[1] a venue much larger than most IBL venues, but later moved its games to Grand Canyon University. The Flame was Phoenix's first minor league basketball team since the Phoenix Eclipse folded after the 2001-2002 ABA season. It is owned by Stephen Moss-Kelley, a former IBL all-star. The owners of the Phoenix Flame will also be the owners of the new IBL team in Arizona, the Arizona Lightning.

Roster and coaching staff[edit]

Roster for the 2007 season

Phoenix Flames
Current Roster
G 6'2 #3 Brandon Bardwell (High School)
G 6'7 #24 Devin Greene
G 6'2 #21 Monte Jones (Mount Olive)
F 6'8 #44 Jamal Livingstone (California State Bakersfield)
PG 5'11 #1 Larry Morinia (Montana State)
F 6'7 #24 Stephen Moss-Kelley (Bowie State)
G 6'5 #22 Quincy Shannon (Germany)
C 6'10 #42 Maurice Shaw (Hutchinson CC)
F 6'6 #30 James Singleton (St. Bonaventure)
G/F 6'7 #33 Del Summers (High School)
F 6'5 #34 Omar Waller (Texas College)
Phoenix Flames
Coaching Staff
Head Coach Maury (Mo) Samilton

Season by season[edit]

Regular Season
Year Wins Losses Percentage Division
2007 9 10 .474 4th - Midwest Division



  • Jamal Livingston
  • Larry Morinia

Arizona Lightning[edit]

On February 19, 2007, The Phoenix Flame owners acquired a new IBL franchise, the Arizona Lightning. The Lightning will be an official IBL team for the 2008 season, making it the second professional minor league basketball team in the state. The Lightning hit the court in 2007 as a traveling team for the IBL. This new expansion team will allow more local talent the opportunity to show case their basketball skills and provide additional resources throughout the Arizona community.


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