The first NBA Draft lottery took place in 1985
POSTED: May 18, 2015 9:16 AM ET
2015 Draft Lottery: Behind the Scenes
Watch as the ping-pong balls fall to determine the picking order for the 2015 NBA Draft Lottery.
The NBA Board of Governors, meeting in Salt Lake City in June of 1984, voted to adopt a lottery system among the non playoff teams to determine their order of selection in the first round of the NBA Draft beginning in 1985.
Below is information on the history of the Draft lottery, its evolution to the present form, historical odds, all-time lottery selections by year and pick number and all-time franchise appearances.
> The 2016 NBA Draft Lottery will take place at 8 p.m. ET (ESPN) on May 17.
• All-Time Final Standings vs. Draft Lottery Order
• All-Time Draft Lottery Probabilities
• All-Time No. 1 Draft Picks
• All-Time NBA Lottery Selections, By Year
• All-Time NBA Lottery Selections, By Pick Numbers
• All-Time Rookies of The Year: What Pick They Were Drafted
• Procedural History of the NBA Draft Lottery