Florida Flame

The Florida Flame were an NBA Development League team based in Fort Myers, Florida.

Florida Flame
Florida Flame logo
LeagueNBA Development League
HistoryNorth Charleston Lowgators
Charleston Lowgators
Florida Flame
ArenaGermain Arena
LocationFort Myers, Florida
Team colorsApple green, blue, orange
Head coachJeff Malone
OwnershipFlame Ownership Group
Scotty Gelt
Affiliation(s)Boston Celtics
Miami Heat
Minnesota Timberwolves
Orlando Magic

The Flame announced they would temporarily shut down operations during 2006–07, due to not having a home arena in which to play. The team maintained its league membership in hopes of finding a venue for the next season. When that didn't happen, the Flame quietly folded all operations in late 2007.

Franchise historyEdit

The North Charleston Lowgators began play in the National Basketball Development League in 2001-02. The team was renamed the Charleston Lowgators in the fall of 2003. The Charleston Lowgators relocated to Fort Myers in fall 2004 and became the Florida Flame. In September 2005, the NBA announced that the Flame would be affiliated with the Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Orlando Magic for the upcoming season.

Players of noteEdit

Roster at end of 2005–06 seasonEdit

Florida Flame Roster
Head Coach: Jeff Malone (Mississippi State)
Asst. Coach: Terry Thimlar (Indiana State)
PF 4   Duane Erwin (Memphis 2005)
C 5   George Leach (Indiana 2004)
SG 6   Bracey Wright (Indiana 2005)
SG/SF 7   Lenny Stokes (Cincinnati 2003)
PF/C 9   Roman Brown (Florida Gulf Coast 2004)
SG/SF 10   Austin Nichols (Humboldt State 2004)
PG 11   Andre Barrett (Seton Hall 2004)
PG 13   T. J. Sorrentine (Vermont 2005)
PG/SG 22   E. J. Rowland (St. Mary's 2005)
SG 25   Jonathan Moore (North Carolina Central 2005)
SG/SF 33   Reed Rawlings (Samford 2001)
C/PF 34   Elton Brown (Virginia 2004)

Year-by-year recordEdit

Season Finish Wins Losses Pct. Postseason Results
North Charleston Lowgators
2001–02 1st 36 20 .643 Won Semifinals (Mobile) 2-1
Lost D-League Finals (Greenville) 2-0
2002–03 2nd 26 24 .520 Lost Semifinals (Mobile) 2-0
Charleston Lowgators
2003–04 2nd 27 19 .587 Lost Semifinals (Huntsville) 108-100
Florida Flame
2004–05 6th 17 31 .354
2005–06 3rd 25 23 .521 Lost Semifinals (Albuquerque) 80-71
Regular season 131 117 .528
Playoffs 2 6 .250

NBA affiliatesEdit

Florida FlameEdit

Charleston LowgatorsEdit

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