|League||NBA Development League|
|Arena||Cumberland County Crown Coliseum|
|Location||Fayetteville, North Carolina|
|Head coach||Mike Brown|
|Affiliation(s)||Charlotte Bobcats, Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks|
|Division / Conference titles||1 (2002-03)|
The Fayetteville Patriots were a NBA Development League team based in Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States. Its logo design features a bald eagle's head and a basketball in the middle of a capital letter "P" with stars and stripes filling the rest of it.
Season By Season
|2002–03||1st||32||18||.640||Won Semifinals (Roanoke) 2-0
Lost D-League Finals (Mobile) 2-1
|2003–04||4th||21||25||.457||Lost Semifinals (Asheville) 116-111|
|Regular Season Record||107||141||.431||2001-2006|
In 2001, the Fayetteville Patriots became one of the NBA Development League's eight charter franchises. They played their home games at the Cumberland County Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, North Carolina. On May 2, 2006, The D-League decided to no longer field a team in Fayetteville. The announcement came a day after the league decided the same fate for the Roanoke Dazzle franchise, based in Roanoke, Virginia.
The Fayetteville Patriots finished last in the NBDL with a 16-32 record. They got a lift in late February and early March, with the acquisition of Amir Johnson and Alex Acker from the Detroit Pistons.
Players of note
- Chris Andersen, 1st ever draft pick of the NBDL, 1st ever call-up to the NBA from the NBDL with the Denver Nuggets in 2001, 2013 NBA Finals champion, Former New Orleans Hornet; Currently playing with the Miami Heat
- 2007 NBA Slam Dunk Contest Champion - Gerald Green, Former Boston Celtic, Minnesota Timberwolf, Houston Rocket, Dallas Maverick, New Jersey Net, & Indiana Pacer; Currently playing with the Phoenix Suns
- Mateen Cleaves, 2000 NCAA National Champion & Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four, Former Detroit Piston, Sacramento King, Cleveland Cavalier, & Seattle SuperSonic
- Amir Johnson, Former Detroit Piston; Currently playing with the Toronto Raptors
- Alex Acker, Former Detroit Piston & Los Angeles Clipper
- Terrell McIntyre, Italian Club "Mens Sana Basket" player.
- Matt Barnes, Former Orlando Magic; Currently playing with the Los Angeles Clippers
- Staff Reporters (July 17, 2001). "NBDL team names, colors announced". NBA.com: National Basketball Association. Retrieved June 5, 2010.
- Batten, Sammy (May 3, 2006). "League pulls plug on city's Patriots". The Fayetteville Observer (Fayetteville, NC).