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BULLS BEAT ODDS, WIN LOTTERY

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And the winner of the first pick in the 2008 NBA Draft…

SECAUCUS, NJ – A lucky breeze blew all the way from the Windy City to New Jersey. The Bulls vaulted from the ninth spot to win the NBA Draft Lottery in Secaucus, N.J. on Tuesday and secure the first pick in the June 26 NBA Draft.

Chicago, which had a 1.7 percent chance of winning, was represented by Executive Vice President, Business Operations Steve Schanwald. The Heat, which had the best odds of securing the top selection, will pick second followed by the Timberwolves and Sonics.

The following are the results from the 2008 NBA Draft Lottery, which was conducted Tuesday at NBA TV’s studio in Secaucus, New Jersey. The Chicago Bulls, who had a 1.7 percent chance of obtaining the first selection, will have the first overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft, which will be held in New York City at The WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, June 26, 2008.

1. Chicago
2. Miami
3. Minnesota
4. Seattle
5. Memphis
6. New York
7. LA Clippers
8. Milwaukee
9. Charlotte
10. New Jersey
11. Indiana
12. Sacramento
13. Portland
14. Golden State

Following is the order for the remainder of the 2008 NBA Draft:

15. Atlanta (To Phoenix)
16. Philadelphia
17. Toronto
18. Washington
19. Cleveland
20. Denver
21. Dallas (To New Jersey)
22. Orlando
23. Utah
24. Phoenix (To Seattle)
25. Houston
26. San Antonio
27. New Orleans
28. LA Lakers (To Memphis)
29. Detroit
30. Boston

2008 Second Round Draft Choice Order:

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

* Pick may be conveyed to Detroit.

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