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Nets Lottery Facts

WHERE WILL THEY PICK? With 250 winning combinations out of 1,000 in this years Draft Lottery, the Nets have a 25% chance of selecting 1st overall on June 24th. New Jersey has a 21.49% percent chance at picking 2nd and a 17.73% chance at drawing the 3rd overall pick. The Nets also own the 27th overall selection in the first round which came from Dallas via the Jason Kidd trade and the 31st pick, the first selection in the second round, based on their 2009-10 regular season record (12-70).

UNIQUE COMPANY: The Nets are one of only seven teams to have won the NBA Draft Lottery multiple times The L.A. Clippers and Orlando Magic have won the Lottery three times, while the Nets, Bulls, Spurs, Bucks and Cavaliers have each won the Lottery twice.

WE WON!: The Nets have won the Lottery twice, earning the 1st overall selection in the NBA Draft in 1990 and in 2000. They first won in 1990 and used the 1st overall selection to pick Derrick Coleman out of Syracuse The Nets struck lottery gold 10 years later in 2000 when they earned the No. 1 pick and chose Kenyon Martin from Cincinnati.

  • In 1990, the Nets came into the lottery with the leagues worst record 17-65 (.207) Their lottery chances that year were 11 out of 66 or a 16.67% chance of selecting 1st overall. After selecting Coleman, the Nets finished the1990-91 season with a record of 26-56 (.317). Coleman won Rookie of the Year honors.

  • In 2000, the Nets came into the lottery with the leagues 7th worst record 31-52 (.378) Their lottery chances that year were 44 out of 1,000 or a 4.4% chance of selecting 1st overall. After selecting Martin, the Nets finished the 2000-01 season with a record of 26-56 (.317). This was also the year that Rod Thorn was hired as President and Byron Scott was hired as the new Head Coach replacing Don Casey.

  • When the Nets won the 2000 Lottery they had a 31-51 record (.378 winning percentage) during the previous season (1999-00). It was the third highest winning percentage for a team that won the lottery since its inception in 1985 The 1992-93 Orlando Magic went 41-41, finishing with the 11th worst record in the NBA and had a 1 out of 66 chance (1.52%) of winning the 1st pick. And the 2007-08 Chicago Bulls went 33-49, finishing with the ninth worst record in the NBA and had a 17 out of 1,000 chance (1.70%) of winning the 1st pick.

1,2,3 or 4: New Jersey could end up with either the first, second, third of fourth pick in this years Draft. Here is a breakdown of the Nets first, second, third and fourth selections all-time:

1st: 1990 Derrick Coleman (Syracuse), 2000 Kenyon Martin (Cincinnati)
2nd: 1991 Kenny Anderson (Georgia Tech)
3rd: 1981 Buck Williams (Maryland), 1987 Dennis Hopson (Ohio State)
4th: 1988 Chris Morris (Auburn)
  
WERE BACK: 2010 will mark the third time the Nets have been in the lottery since 2001. New Jersey selected Terrence Williams with the 11th overall selection in the 2009 Draft and Brook Lopez will the 10th pick in 2008. The Nets used their 7th overall pick in 2001 to select Eddie Griffin, who they then traded to Houston for the rights to Richard Jefferson, Jason Collins and Brandon Armstrong. The amount of teams involved in the lottery has changed over the years but the Nets have selected nine Top 10 picks since the lottery began in 1985.

DIRTY DOZEN: 2010 will mark the 12th time that the Nets have appeared in the Lottery since its inception in 1985 The Nets have made 11 selections in the Lottery as a result of not making the playoffs the previous season Players in bold were selected by New Jersey but did not appear for the Nets.

Year Player / Pick
1987 Dennis Hopson / 3rd
1988 Chris Morris / 4th
1990 Derrick Coleman / 1st
1991 Kenny Anderson / 2nd
1995 Ed OBannon / 9th
1996 Kerry Kittles / 8th
1997 Tim Thomas / 7th
2000 Kenyon Martin / 1st
2001 Eddie Griffin / 7th
2008 Brook Lopez / 10th
2009 Terrence Williams / 11th

The following is a look at how the Nets have fared in their 11 Lottery selections:

2009 Stood pat at No. 11: Selected Terrence Williams
2008 Stood pat at No. 10: Selected Brook Lopez
2001 New Jersey dropped from the 6th spot to the 7th spot:  Selected Eddie Griffin
2000 New Jersey moved up from the 7th spot to the 1st spot:  Selected Kenyon Martin
1997 Stood Pat at No. 7:  Selected Tim Thomas
1996 Stood Pat at No. 8:  Selected Kerry Kittles
1995 New Jersey dropped from the 7th spot to the 9th spot:  Selected Ed OBannon
1991 New Jersey moved up from the 4th spot to the 2nd spot:  Selected Kenny Anderson
1990 Stood Pat at No. 1:  Selected Derrick Coleman
1988 New Jersey moved up from the 5th spot to the 4th spot:  Selected Chris Morris
1987 Stood Pat at No. 3:  Selected Dennis Hopson

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