NEW YORK - Before the 76ers found out their place in the NBA draft lottery, Brad Shron had already won a smaller lottery.
The team's executive vice president and general counsel was the lucky choice to sit in a sequestered room about an hour before the televised lottery and find out the results. Many in the Sixers organization wanted to be there, but Shron was the choice.
"I guess they trusted me to understand the process and to stay in the room," Shron said. "I'm the general counsel, so I guess they knew I'd be following the rules. It was a great honor, and to know before anybody else knew was fun.