2008 NBA Draft
January 1, 2008
Robin Lopez holds up the colors he'll be sporting next season.
Robin Lopez answers questions from the media a day after being selected.
Robin Lopez is thrilled to be a member of the Phoenix Suns.
Lopez is interviewed on local radio after the press conference.
The Phoenix Suns' 2008 draft headquarters was held on the fourth floor of US Airways Center.
Suns General Manager Steve Kerr and Sr. VP of Basketball Operations David Griffin entered draft night with a list of four prospects in mind for their first-round pick.
Suns owner Robert Sarver watches the early picks.
Kerr updates everyone on the draft as it progresses.
Thunder Dan Majerle participates in his first draft as an assistant coach.
Suns director of scouting Todd Quinter and basketball operations assistant Amin El-hassan look over the list of prospects.
Lead assistant coach Alvin Gentry shares his thoughts on the proceedings.
Majerle and fellow assistant coach Igor Kokoskov share a laugh.
New Suns assistant coach Bill Cartwright soaks up his first draft with the Suns.
The "Original Sun," Dick Van Arsdale, enjoys the draft.
Suns Executive VP of Finace, Jim Pitman, goes over some numbers with Griffin.
Head Scout John Shumate considers the Suns' options.
Suns VP of Player Programs Mark West laughs with his one-time NBA Finals matchup in the middle.
Rosie Esquivias and Ann Hammerslag have the difficult task of managing the phones in the war room.
El-Hassan mans the draft board.
Season ticket holders held their collective breath as they awaited the announcement of the 15th pick at Alice Cooper'sTown across from US Airways Center.
With Golden State's selection of Anthony Randolph at No. 14, the Suns' war room errupts in cheers and high-fives. The Suns will get their guy.
With the 15th pick in the 2008 NBA Draft, the Phoenix Suns select... Robin Lopez.
NBA Commissioner David Stern congratulates the 7-foot center out of Stanford.
Kerr congratulates Robin Lopez after the pick is anounced.
Coach Porter discusses his new center during a mini press conference on the second floor.
Lopez sits down for an interview with ESPN.
Lopez is proud to be representing Phoenix.
The 7-foot center avereage 10 points and shot 65 percent from the floor during his last season at Stanford.
Brook Lopez (left) is actually one minute older than his twin Robin.
After meeting the media, Porter crossed the street to talk with the fans at Cooper'sTown.
After landing Lopez, the Suns hit the phones hard, trying to work a deal to acquire an early second-round pick.
After talking trade with more than 10 NBA teams, the Suns successfully worked out a deal with the Spurs, who selected Slovenian guard Goran Dragic for Phoenix at No. 45. In return, the Spurs received the rights to Malik Hairston (No. 48), a future second-
Although currently back home in Slovenia, Dragic was in Phoenix last weekend for a private workout with the Suns.