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The Florida Flame is a NBA Development League team based in Fort Myers, Floridamarker. Its logo represents a basketball on fire moving at high speed.

It was announced that the Florida Flame would temporarily shut down operations during 2006–07, due to not having a home arena in which to play. The team has maintained its league membership in hopes of finding a venue for a future season.

Franchise history

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 Minnesota Timberwolves, Miami Heat, Boston Celtics, and Orlando Magic for the upcoming season.

The Florida Flame (formerly the North Charleston Lowgators/Charleston Lowgators) along with the Tulsa 66ers (formerly the Asheville Altitude), the Austin Toros (formerly the Columbus Riverdragons), and the Albuquerque Thunderbirds (formerly the Huntsville Flight) are the only teams left in the D-League that are charter members.

Players of note

Roster at end of 2005–06 season

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

Year-by-year record

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North Charleston Lowgators
2001–02 36 20 .643 Won Semifinals
Lost D-League Finals
North Charleston 2, Mobile 1
Greenville 2, North Charleston 0
2002–03 26 24 .520 Lost Semifinals Mobile 2, North Charleston 0
Charleston Lowgators
2003–04 27 19 .587 Lost Semifinals Huntsville 108, Charleston 100
Florida Flame
2004–05 17 31 .354
2005–06 25 23 .521 Lost Semifinals Albuquerque 80, Florida 71
Totals 131 117 .528

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