Fayetteville Patriots

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Fayetteville Patriots
Fayetteville Patriots logo
LeagueNBA Development League
HistoryFayetteville Patriots
ArenaCumberland County Crown Coliseum
LocationFayetteville, North Carolina
Team colorsWhite, lilac, red, black, navy blue
Affiliation(s)Charlotte Bobcats, Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks
Division/Conference titles1 (2002–03)

The Fayetteville Patriots were an 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.

Franchise history[edit]

In 2001, the Fayetteville Patriots became one of the National Basketball Development League's eight charter franchises.[1] They played their home games at the Cumberland County Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The league would later re-brand as the NBA Development League (or D-League) in 2005.

The Fayetteville Patriots finished last in the D-League in 2005–06 season 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. 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.[2]


Season Regular Season Playoffs
Finish Wins Losses Pct.
Fayetteville Patriots
2001–02 7th 21 35 .375
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
2004–05 5th 17 31 .354
2005–06 8th 16 32 .333
Regular Season Record 107 141 .431 2001–2006
Playoff Record 3 3 .500 2001–2006


NBA affiliates[edit]


  1. ^ Staff Reporters (July 17, 2001). "NBDL team names, colors announced". NBA.com: National Basketball Association. Retrieved June 5, 2010.
  2. ^ Batten, Sammy (May 3, 2006). "League pulls plug on city's Patriots". The Fayetteville Observer. Fayetteville, North Carolina.