Michigan Stones

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The Michigan Stones, owned by businessman Bill McCrary; GM, Carl Hamilton, formerly Flint's Director of Park's and Rec., Head Coach Johnny Golston (deceased), Detroit Pershing's High coach of several High School state championship teams, and Assistant Coach, Justice Thigman, the first Flint player in the NBA-Detroit Pistons were expected to be a professional basketball team in Flint, Michigan as a member of the International Basketball League. The Michigan Stones, folded before their first season began because the cities IMA Arena was made unavailable by Mayor Woodrow Stanley, who had his own intentions of operating a team, which never got off the ground, and the teams lack of cooperation by the league ownership, in Baltimore, who later folded the league, which resulted in the team owners losing all its investment and left the Stones without a league.

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