|Born||March 27, 1963|
The Bronx, New York
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||240 lb (109 kg)|
|High school||Adlai E. Stevenson|
(The Bronx, New York)
|NBA draft||1985 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10th overall|
|Selected by the Phoenix Suns|
|Position||Small forward / Power forward|
|2007–2010||Minnesota Timberwolves (assistant)|
|2010–2015||Chicago Bulls (assistant)|
|2015–2016||Denver Nuggets (assistant)|
|2016–2019||Minnesota Timberwolves (assistant)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Points||5,378 (6.8 ppg)|
|Rebounds||3,952 (5.0 rpg)|
|Steals||612 (0.8 spg)|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Edward Lewis Pinckney (born March 27, 1963) is a retired American basketball player
He attended Villanova University and was a part of the Villanova Wildcats' 1981 heralded recruiting class that included Gary McLain, who was his roommate, and Dwayne McClain.
A 6′9″ forward from The Bronx, New York, Pinckney led regional eight-seed Villanova Wildcats to the NCAA title over the heavily favored Georgetown Hoyas in 1985. He was the recipient of the Tournament's Most Outstanding Player after registering 16 points and 6 rebounds in the 66–64 victory, widely considered as one of the greatest NCAA tournament upsets of all time. This game is featured in the book The Perfect Game by Frank Fitzpatrick.
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). He 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.
He spent the 2009-10 NBA season as a color analyst for the Philadelphia 76ers.
Pinckney served as an assistant coach for the Villanova Wildcats, under head coach Jay Wright from 2003 to 2007.
On September 21, 2007, Pinckney was hired as an assistant coach by the Minnesota Timberwolves. He joined the Chicago Bulls' coaching staff on September 13, 2010.
On July 4, 2015, he was hired to be an assistant coach for the Denver Nuggets.
On October 2, 2016, he returned to the Timberwolves as an assistant coach.
Ed and his wife Rose have three sons, Shae, Spencer, and Austin and one daughter, Andrea.