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Draft lottery to be held in Disney/ABC's Times Square studio

By Official Release
Posted May 3 2012 7:20PM

NEW YORK -- The 2012 NBA Draft Lottery will be held at the Disney/ABC's Times Square Studios in New York on Wednesday, May 30, and will be televised on ESPN at 8 p.m. EDT.

This year will mark the ninth time in the event's 28-year history that it is conducted in New York City and first since May 23, 1993, when the drawing was held at the Sheraton New York. The inaugural lottery was held on May 12, 1985 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, but since 1994, the event had been held at the NBA Entertainment Studios in Secaucus, N.J. however the league's facilities in New Jersey no longer house a television studio.

The NBA Draft Lottery's origins trace back to June 1984, when at an NBA Board of Governors meeting in Salt Lake City, the league voted to adopt a lottery system among the non playoff teams to determine the order of selection in the first round of the NBA Draft beginning in 1985.

Attached is the order of selection for the 2012 NBA Draft, as well as the number of chances for the teams in the 2012 NBA Draft Lottery.

2012 FIRST ROUND DRAFT CHOICE ORDER

Team Record Lottery Chances (out of 1,000)
Charlotte 7-59 250
Washington 20-46 199
Cleveland 21-45 138
New Orleans 21-45 137
Sacramento 22-44 76
New Jersey* 22-44 75
Golden State# 23-43 36
Toronto 23-43 35
Detroit 25-41 17
Minnesota (To New Orleans via LA Clippers) 26-40 11
Portland 28-38 8
Milwaukee 31-35 7
Phoenix 33-33 6
Houston 34-32 5

* This pick may be conveyed to Portland.
# This pick may be conveyed to Utah via New Jersey.

The order for the the remainder of the first-round picks is as follows:

15. Philadelphia 35-31
16. New York (To Houston) 36-30
17. Dallas 36-30
18. Utah (To Minnesota) 36-30
19. Orlando 37-29
20. Denver 38-28
21. Boston 39-27
22. LA Clippers (To Boston via OKC) 40-26
23. Atlanta 40-26
24. LA Lakers (To Cleveland) 41-25
25. Memphis 41-25
26. Indiana 42-24
27. Miami 46-20
28. Oklahoma City 47-19
29. Chicago 50-16
30. San Antonio (To Golden State) 50-16

2012 SECOND ROUND DRAFT CHOICE ORDER

31. Charlotte
32. Washington
33/34. New Orleans (To Cleveland via Miami)
33/34. Cleveland
35/36. New Jersey (To Golden State)
35/36. Sacramento
37/38. Toronto
37/38. Golden State (To Denver via New York)
39. Detroit
40. Minnesota (To Portland via Houston)
41. Portland
42. Milwaukee
43. Phoenix (To Atlanta)
44. Houston (To Detroit)
45. Philadelphia
46. Dallas (To Washington)
47. Utah
48. New York
49. Orlando
50. Denver
51. Boston
52. Atlanta (To Golden State)
53. LA Clippers
54. Memphis (To Philadelphia)
55. LA Lakers (To Dallas)
56. Indiana (To Toronto)
57. Miami (To New Jersey)
58. Oklahoma City (To Minnesota)
59. San Antonio
60. Chicago (To New Jersey via Milwaukee or to LA Lakers via New Jersey and Milwaukee)

*Please note that teams that finished the regular season with identical records will select in the second round in the reverse of the order in which they select in the first round, provided, that if more than two teams are tied, then, as among the tied teams, each tied team will select one position earlier than it selected in the first round, except that the tied team that selected earliest in the first round shall, among the tied teams, select latest in the second round. With respect to the ties between Cleveland and New Orleans (21 and 45); New Jersey and Sacramento (22 and 44); and Golden State and Toronto (23 and 43): since the order of selection in the first round for this set of teams may change based on the results of the Draft Lottery, the order of selection in the second round cannot be determined until after the Draft Lottery is conducted.

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