It's not real, at this point in time.
A tearful goodbye to Tyneside, for a top job in Toronto.
The Newcastle Eagles have confirmed that Fabulous Flournoy, their hugely successful player/coach, has left the club after 18 trophy-filled years.
Fab has left the country, to take a new job with the Toronto Raptors, who currently hold the NBA title. At the age of 46, Fab will hang up his basketball boots and retire as a player, but that may take a while to process.
Despite narrowly missing out on claiming the BBL cup due to a string of injuries in the squad, the franchise remains the most successful basketball club in British history.
Before he went, Fab spoke to our Sports Correspondent, Simon O'Rourke. Watch the report here:
A legend in the British Basketball League, but also in our local communities.
For years, the native-New Yorker coached in primary schools across the region with the and Hoops4Health scheme. Those who played in junior National League teams under the Newcastle Eagles School of Excellence, would remember the intensive week-long 'Fab Camp', that took place at Benfield School, in Newcastle, during the summer.
It was a surprise. A genuine surprise.
The Eagles will continue to the 2019/2020 BBL season under new leadership.
But who will fill Fab's boots? Most likely, no-one ever will. But it's the end of an era for the Eagles and they're ready to take flight on a new adventure.