The mythical Summer of 2010 is upon us. All the talk is about Lebron, but in the Jazz world, it’s all about happily taking the Knicks’ pick in the Draft. Tonight at 6:00 pm MDT the NBA will announce the results of the Draft Lottery and Jazz fans have about 2% chance of seeing their team land the #1 pick.
Let’s clear up a few things first: The Knicks own the #9 pick. The lottery system picks the top three spots, and then everyone else falls back into reverse order according to their record at the end of the season. That means the worst the Jazz could do is fall to #12.
Besides perhaps witnessing a franchise-changing moment for the Jazz, the big draw for the evening is watching the awkward presentation. It’s always good times watching Adam Silver and David Stern at their finest. I also enjoy seeing who each teams sends as a representative. Who doesn’t enjoy Kevin O’Connor and Kevin Love in the same room? Here’s hoping the Jazz buck tradition and pull out a surprise representative at the last minute.
Also, tonight will give the Jazz a chance to unveil their new logo. We’ve seen the leaked hat with the retro J-note look, but there will probably be a lot on display tonight. It probably shouldn’t be this way, but sometimes the NBA offseason is more fun that the actual season.