FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                          NOVEMBER 16, 2020

Flint United announces Charlie Bell as Head Coach



(Flint, Mich.) – When you’re talking about the history of basketball in the city of Flint, Michigan, there are few names more impactful than, Charlie Bell. An NCAA National Champion as a part of the legendary Flintstones with Morris Peterson, Mateen Cleaves, and Antonio Smith, and a 12-year professional career with the Phoenix Suns, the Dallas Mavericks, the Milwaukee Bucks, and the Golden State Warriors. 

Now, Head Coach of Flint United, Bell sets out to re-ignite the spirit of hoops in the city by bringing a wealth of professional playing experience as well as assistant coaching experience for the NBA’s G-League organizations, the Texas Legends and the Iowa Wolves.

 Charlie’s Reaction to being named the head coach of Flint United:

“I’m excited about the opportunity to have my first head coaching job here in Flint, where I grew up and I know how special and deep the passion for basketball is for the city. I have played for a lot of great coaches and the last couple years as an assistant in the G-League has taught me a lot about what it takes to build a great team.”

 Charlie’s first year goals:

“My goal is to have a team that works hard, every day. A team that understands that not one person can do it alone and we need each other to be successful. If we can do that, I know we will accomplish all our goals.”

Quote from Team Market Owner, Kevin Mays on head coach, Charlie Bell:

“This is Flint basketball; Charlie is on the Mount Rushmore of basketball in our city and having the opportunity for him to lead our team was a no brainer. A proven winner who knows all levels of the game at the professional level will give our athletes access to unlock their greatest potential.”

About The Basketball League   

The Basketball League (TBL) is dedicated to delivering a world-class professional basketball experience to Flint and Genesee County, local basketball fans and its business partners. With over 20 teams across the country, TBL is introducing a new source of entertainment and unifying competition to each community in various markets. 


For media interviews with players or team owner, please contact: 

Kevin Mays, 810-875-8005,