Sixers executive VP Shron got to see lottery as it happened

Posted: May 22, 2014

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.

"So they take all our cellphones and put them in an envelope and put them to the side. You're allowed to keep all your other belongings. A lawyer for the NBA explains the process. There was a little bit of a gasp in the room when Cleveland got [the top pick], because everybody understood the significance of that [moving up from No. 9].

"I had the pleasure of being in there for an hour without talking to anyone on the outside. At least we had something to drink and a little bit of food.

We're excited. Three is great, and we're going to get a great player."


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