The 2009 NBA Draft Lottery, where ping-pong balls supplant basketballs as the tools of determining supremacy, will be held on Tuesday, May 19, at the NBA Entertainment Studios in Secaucus, New Jersey.
The 24th annual edition of the NBA Draft Lottery
will determine the order of selection for the first 14 picks of 2009 NBA Draft
Fourteen ping-pong balls numbered 1 through 14 will be placed in a drum. There are 1,001 possible combinations when four balls are drawn out of 14, without regard to their order of selection. Prior to the Lottery, 1,000 combinations will be assigned to the 14 participating Lottery teams by a computer.