Grand Rapids Flight

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Grand Rapids Flight
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Founded 2004
League IBL 2004-2009
ABA 2009
Team history Grand Rapids Flight
Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Arena Forest Hills Northern High School
2004-2008
Davenport University Student Center
2008-2009
Colors blue, orange, and white
              
Owner(s) Grand Rapids Junior Jammers Youth Foundation
Head coach David Fox
Championships 0
Division titles 0

The Grand Rapids Flight were a team in the American Basketball Association based in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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.

For the 2008 season the Flight played their home games at the DeltaPlex Arena. The DeltaPlex seats up to 4,400 for basketball. The Flight cited an upturn in attendance for this move.[1]

The Grand Rapids Flight are unrelated to the former basketball team that played in Grand Rapids, the Grand Rapids Hoops.

Season By Season[edit]

Regular Season
Year Wins Losses Percentage Division
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

All-Stars[edit]

2005[edit]

  • Jason Boucher
  • Mike Dyson
  • Dametrius Kilgore
  • James Singleton

2006[edit]

  • Lamont Barnes
  • Duke Cleveland

2007[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ungrey, Steve. "Pro basketball team finds home at DeltaPlex." mLive.com:Everything Michigan. 28 Jan. 2008. Grand Rapids Press. 28 Jan 2008

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