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.
|League||NBA Development League|
|Arena||Cumberland County Crown Coliseum|
|Location||Fayetteville, North Carolina|
|Team colors||White, lilac, red, black, navy blue|
|Affiliation(s)||Charlotte Bobcats, Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks|
|Division/Conference titles||1 (2002–03)|
In 2001, the Fayetteville Patriots became one of the National Basketball Development League's eight charter franchises. 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.
|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|
- 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; Chris last played for the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2016-17 NBA season
- Gerald Green, 2007 NBA Slam Dunk Contest Champion, former Minnesota Timberwolf, Dallas Maverick, New Jersey Net, Indiana Pacer, Phoenix Sun, Boston Celtic, and Miami Heat; Currently plays for the Houston Rockets
- 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, Toronto Raptor; Boston Celtic; Currently playing with the Philadelphia 76ers
- Alex Acker, Former Detroit Piston & Los Angeles Clipper
- Terrell McIntyre, Italian Club "Mens Sana Basket" player.
- Matt Barnes, Former Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Clipper, Sacramento King, New York Knick, Philadelphia 76er, Golden State Warrior, Phoenix Sun, Los Angeles Laker, Sacramento King and 2017 NBA Finals Champion
- 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, North Carolina.