Pinckney is in his first season as assistant coach on Tom Thibodeau’s staff. he spent last season as the television analyst for the Philadelphia 76ers. prior to that Pinckney spent two seasons as an assistant coach for the Minnesota Timberwolves (2007-2009). he spent four seasons as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Villanova University (2003-2007) he also served as a member of the Miami Heat radio and television and broadcasting team after his retirement from basketball in 1997 a first-round draft choice of the Phoenix Suns in 1985, Pinckney spent 12 seasons in the NBA with Phoenix, Sacramento, Boston, Milwaukee, Toronto, Philadelphia and Miami as a collegian, he was one of the greatest players in Villanova history, helping lead the Wildcats to the 1985 NCAA National Championship over Georgetown and was named Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four. Ed and his wife Rose have three sons, Shae, Spencer, and Austin and a daughter, Andrea.