The LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds men's basketball team represented the the Brooklyn campus of Long Island University, located in downtown Brooklyn in New York City, New York, in NCAA Division I basketball competition. The Blackbirds most recently played their home games at the Steinberg Wellness Center, formerly known as the Wellness, Recreation & Athletics Center, and were members of the Northeast Conference.
Their final head coach was Derek Kellogg, who was hired after his firing from Massachusetts in 2017, with 2017-18 season was his first as head coach. On March 12, 2013, the team achieved what was the greatest run in Northeast Conference history with a third straight NCAA Tournament bid.
In October 2018, LIU announced that it would merge its two existing athletic programs—the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds and LIU Post Pioneers, the latter an NCAA Division II member—effective with the 2019–20 school year. The merged athletic program now competes as the LIU Sharks, with the new colors of blue and gold, with Kellogg becoming the Sharks' first head men's basketball coach.
Barclays Center and Steinberg Wellness Center