The Bucks made a major announcement Monday morning, putting an end to the speculation regarding who would represent the franchise at Tuesday’s NBA Draft Lottery.
Per Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times:
There you have it. No Giannis, no Hammond and, sadly, no Miroslav Raduljica.
But even though these representatives may not be household names to Bucks faithful, recent history suggests sending an owner’s child to the lottery can pay dividends. Just ask the Cavaliers, who have won two of the past three lotteries (2011, 2013) with owner Dan Gilbert’s son, Nick, as their representative.
Milwaukee, owners of the league’s worst record last season, enters the lottery with a 25 percent chance of landing the number one pick, the greatest odds of any lottery team. The Bucks’ pick could slide to fourth overall, but no lower.
The lottery telecast begins at 8 p.m. CDT on ESPN, but the actual process of determining picks occurs just before the broadcast.
The actual Lottery procedure will take place in a separate room just prior to the national broadcast on ESPN with select media, NBA officials and representatives of the participating teams and the accounting firm of Ernst & Young in attendance.
Following the drawing, team logo cards will be inserted into envelopes marked 1 through 14 by an Ernst & Young representative. These envelopes then will be sealed and brought on‐stage, where the announcement of the Lottery results will be made by NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum. A second representative from each participating team will be seated on‐stage. Neither the Deputy Commissioner nor the team representatives will be informed of the Lottery results prior to the opening of the envelopes.
So this means Lasry will be backstage for the “actual” lottery, while Edens will serve as the “second representative” seated on-stage and visible on the telecast.
For those interested in doing some recon, both Lasry (@AlexanderLasry) and Edens (@MedensEdens) can be found on Twitter.