Tulsa, Okla., November 3, 2008 – The Tulsa 66ers announced today that their 2008 NBA Development League Draft Party on Friday, November 7 will be held at Indigo Joe’s restaurant from 5:30-8:30 p.m., located at the corner of S. Memorial Avenue and East 105th Street. The 66ers hold the first pick of the draft.

The NBA D-League Draft will take place live from the NBA TV studio in Atlanta, GA. The eighth-annual event will be telecast on NBA TV and streamed on-line (www.nba.com/dleague) beginning at 7 pm EST.

The Draft utilizes a “serpentine” format, meaning the order will alternate in each of the ten rounds. For example, the team picking last in the first round will select first in the second round, giving them the 16th and 17th overall choices.

The 66ers will have staff present throughout the entire party, including members of the 2008-09 66ers Dance Team. Members of the basketball operations staff from the 66ers will be available to fans and the media in between picks, to make announcements of each selection and to talk about the upcoming season.

Prizes will be given away, and there will be complimentary hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks during the event.

About the Tulsa 66ers
Season tickets for the 2008-09 season start at just $8 per game and are on sale now. Don’t miss the first year that the 66ers franchise is owned an operated by their NBA parent club, the Oklahoma City Thunder. Tulsa will tip off this historic season on Friday, Nov. 28 on the road at Rio Grande Valley. The team will then travel to Austin on Saturday, Nov. 29 before returning home for the inaugural game at the new SpiritBank Event Center on December 5 versus the Albuquerque Thunderbirds. Call 918-585-8444 to see first-hand the Route to NBA Dreams.

About the NBA Development League
The NBA Development League, founded in 2001, is the NBA’s official minor league and features 16 teams with direct affiliations to NBA teams. The league has produced 15 percent of the players on 2007-08 end-of-season NBA rosters and continues to develop current NBA coaches and referees. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote youth basketball, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. The NBA D-League also advances the game of basketball as the research and development arm of the NBA. Throughout this season fans can watch all NBA D-League games on NBA Futurecast, the free live Web-streaming initiative found at nba.com/futurecast.


-The Route to NBA Dreams!-