Fayetteville Patriots

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Fayetteville Patriots
Fayetteville Patriots logo
League NBA Development League
Founded 2001
Folded 2006
History Fayetteville Patriots
Arena Cumberland County Crown Coliseum
Location Fayetteville, North Carolina
Team colors

White, Lilac, Red, Black, Navy Blue

Head coach Mike Brown
Ownership NBA
Affiliation(s) Charlotte Bobcats, Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks
Championships none
Division / Conference titles 1 (2002-03)
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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.

Season By Season[edit]

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

Franchise history[edit]

In 2001, the Fayetteville Patriots became one of the NBA Development League's eight charter franchises.[1] 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.[2]

2005-2006 Season[edit]

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.

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  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, NC).