Ties Broken for NBA Draft Order of Selection
Posted Apr 24 2002 8:25PM
Draft Lottery, May 19, Secaucus, N.J.; NBA Draft 2002, June 26, New York
NEW YORK, April 24 -- Six ties among teams that finished the 2001-02 regular season with identical records were broken Wednesday night through random drawings to help determine the order of selection for NBA Draft 2002, which will be held Wednesday, June 26, at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
NBA Senior Vice President, Basketball Operations, Stu Jackson conducted the drawing live on NBA TV earlier Wednesday evening at the league office in New York.
Chicago and Golden State, who finished tied with a 21-61 record, will each receive 225 chances out of 1,000 in the NBA Draft Lottery. In the event that neither the Bulls nor Warriors wins one of the first three picks in the Lottery, Golden State will select fourth and Chicago fifth.
Phoenix and Miami, who finished tied with a 36-46 record, will receive 15 and 14 chances out of 1,000, respectively, in the NBA Draft Lottery. In the event that neither the Suns nor the Heat wins one of the first three picks in the Lottery, Phoenix will select ninth and Miami will select 10th.
Indiana (42-40) won a tie-breaker with Toronto and will select 14th in the first round. The Raptors will select 15th. (Note: Toronto's pick has been conveyed to Houston)
Charlotte (44-38) won a tie-breaker with Orlando and Utah and will select 17th in the first round. Subsequently, Orlando won a tie-breaker with Utah and will select 18th in the first round, leaving the Jazz with the 19th pick.
Portland (49-33) won a tie-breaker with Boston and will select 21st in the first round. The Celtics will select 22nd. (Note: Boston's pick has been conveyed to Phoenix)
San Antonio (58-24) won a tie-breaker with the Los Angeles Lakers and will select 26th in the first round. The Lakers will select 27th.
Following the order of selection for the first round of NBA Draft 2002, as well as the number of chances for teams in NBA Draft Lottery 2002, to be held Sunday, May 19, at the NBA Entertainment studio in Secaucus, N.J.
Teams entered in the NBA Draft Lottery, which will determine the order of selection for the first 13 picks, listed in order of overall record (worst record first) and chances out of 1,000 in the Lottery:
Order for the remainder of the first round picks is as follows:
Second-round draft order
1 Pick may be conveyed to Detroit or to Atlanta via Detroit, Philadelphia and Houston.