Ed Pinckney

Edward (Ed) Lewis Pinckney (born March 27, 1963 in The Bronx, New York) is a retired American professional basketball player in the NBA.

College career

A 6'9" forward, Pinckney led Villanova University to the NCAA title over the Georgetown Hoyas in 1985. He was the recipient of the Tournament's Most Outstanding Player after registering 16 points and 7 rebounds in the 66-64 victory.

NBA career

Also in 1985 he was selected tenth overall by the Phoenix Suns in the NBA Draft and played for them from 1985 to 1987. He also played with the Sacramento Kings (1987-89), Boston Celtics (1989-94), Milwaukee Bucks (1994-95), Toronto Raptors (1995-96), Philadelphia 76ers (1995-96) and Miami Heat (1996-97), and retired in 1997.

Ed participated in the first tip-off in Toronto Raptors franchise history facing off against Yinka Dare of the New Jersey Nets on November 3, 1995


Pinckney was a radio and television analyst for the Miami Heat from 1997 through 2003. He was the Heat's Director of Mentoring Programs from 2002 to 2003.


Pinckney served as an assistant coach for the Villanova Wildcats, under head coach Jay Wright since 2003.

On September 21, 2007, Pinckney was hired as an assistant coach by the Minnesota Timberwolves.

NBA transactions


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