|School Name:||East Carolina University|
|Location:||Greenville, North Carolina|
|Arena:||Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum|
|Head coach:||Joe Dooley|
The East Carolina Pirates men's basketball team represents East Carolina University in NCAA Division I college basketball and competes in the American Athletic Conference. The Pirates are coached by Joe Dooley, in his second stint as Pirates head coach, and play their home games in Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.
The Pirates appeared in the NAIA National Tournament two years (1953 and 1954), each year losing in the first round. The Pirates combined record in the NAIA was 2-2. The Pirates have also made two appearances in the NCAA Tournament, with the latest appearance occurring in 1993 where they played the North Carolina Tar Heels. East Carolina has had four players to reach the NBA level, Theodore "Blue" Edwards, who was selected by the Utah Jazz with the 21st overall pick of the 1989 NBA Draft, Oliver Mack who was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers as the third pick in the second round of the 1979 NBA Draft, George Maynor, who was selected by the Chicago Bulls as the sixth pick in the fourth round of the 1979 NBA Draft, and Charles Alford, who was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers as the ninth pick in the tenth round of the 1968 NBA Draft.
|East Carolina (Southern Conference) (1965–1977)|
|1971-1972||Tom Quinn||14-15||7-5||3rd||NCAA 1st Round|
|East Carolina (Independent) (1977–1981)|
|East Carolina (Colonial Athletic Association) (1981–2001)|
|1992-1993||Eddie Payne||10-18||4-10||7th||NCAA 1st Round|
|East Carolina (Conference USA) (2001–present)|
|2010-2011||Jeff Lebo||18-16||8-8||T-7th||2011 CollegeInsider.com Tournament|
Conference Regular Season Champion
Conference Tournament Champion
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