NEW YORK, April 15 -- Four ties among teams that finished the 2003-04 regular season with identical records were broken today through random drawings to help determine the order of selection for NBA Draft 2004, which will be held on Thursday, June 24, at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The drawings were conducted live on NBA TV earlier today at the Essex House Hotel in New York by Stu Jackson, NBA Senior Vice President, Basketball Operations.

The results of the random drawings:

  • The Los Angeles Clippers (28-54) won a tie-breaker with Atlanta
  • Toronto (33-49) won a tie-breaker with Philadelphia
  • Golden State (37-45) won a tie-breaker with Seattle
  • Milwaukee (41-41) won a tie-breaker with New Orleans (Note: Atlanta holds Milwaukee's pick)

    Attached is the order of selection for the first round of NBA Draft 2004, as well as the number of chances for teams in NBA Draft Lottery 2004, to be held May 26, at the NBA Entertainment studio in Secaucus, N.J.

    Teams entered in the NBA Draft Lottery, to be held on May 26, 2004, are set forth below. The first three picks will be determined by the Lottery. The expansion Charlotte Bobcats will have the fourth pick and the remainder of the "Lottery Teams" will select in positions five through 14 in inverse order of their consolidated standings at the end of the regular season.

    Team Record Chances
        (out of 1,000)
    Orlando 21-61 250
    Chicago 23-59 200
    Washington 25-57 157
    L.A. Clippers 28-54 105
    Atlanta 28-54 104
    Phoenix 29-53 64
    Toronto 33-49 37
    Philadelphia 33-49 36
    Cleveland 35-47 18
    Golden State 37-45 9
    Seattle 37-45 9
    Portland 41-41 6
    Utah 42-40 5

    The order for the remainder of the first round picks is as follows:

    15. Boston 36-46
    16. Utah (from New York via Phoenix) 39-43
    17. Atlanta (from Milwaukee via Denver and Detroit) 41-41
    18. New Orleans 41-41
    19. Miami 42-40
    20. Denver 43-39
    21. Utah (from Houston) 45-37
    22. New Jersey 47-35
    23. Portland (from Memphis) 50-32
    24. Boston (from Dallas) 52-30
    25. Boston (from Detroit) 54-28
    26. Sacramento 55-27
    27. L.A. Lakers 56-26
    28. San Antonio 57-25
    29. Indiana 61-21

    Note: Minnesota’s 2004 first-round pick has been forfeited.

    2004 SECOND-ROUND DRAFT CHOICE ORDER

    30. Orlando*
    31. Chicago
    32. Washington
    33. Charlotte
    34. Atlanta
    35. Seattle (from L.A. Clippers)
    36. Orlando (from Phoenix)*
    37. Atlanta (from Philadelphia)
    38. Chicago (from Toronto)
    39. Toronto (from Cleveland)
    40. Boston
    41. Seattle
    42. Orlando (from Golden State via Philadelphia)*
    43. New York
    44. New Orleans
    45. Milwaukee
    46. Portland
    47. Miami
    48. Sacramento (from Utah)
    49. Memphis (from Denver via Orlando)
    50. Dallas (from Houston via Denver)
    51. New Jersey
    52. San Antonio (from Memphis)
    53. Miami (from Dallas
    54. Detroit
    55. Houston (from Sacramento via Utah)
    56. L.A. Lakers
    57. San Antonio
    58. Minnesota
    59. Indiana

    * Pick may be conveyed to Atlanta.