NBA Draft 2008: June 26 New York City

Schanwald was the good luck charm for Chicago. (NBAE/Getty Images)
Bulls Beat the Odds to Win Lottery
A lucky breeze blew all the way from the Windy City to New Jersey. The Bulls vaulted from the ninth spot to win the NBA Draft Lottery in Secaucus, N.J. on Tuesday and secure the first pick in the June 26 NBA Draft. Chicago, which had a 1.7 percent chance of winning, was represented by Executive Vice President, Business Operations Steve Schanwald. The Heat, which had the best odds of securing the top selection, will pick second followed by the Timberwolves and Sonics.

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