Patrick Ewing to represent Knicks at draft lottery

ABS-CBN Sports on Apr 14, 2019 06:31 AM
Patrick Ewing to represent Knicks at draft lottery
HOUSTON - JUNE 8: Patrick Ewing #33 of the New York Knicks prepares for Game One of the NBA Finals played on June 8, 1994 at The Summit in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks are turning to Patrick Ewing in hopes of lottery luck.

Ewing, the prize when the Knicks won the first NBA draft lottery in 1985, will represent the team on stage when it attempts a turnaround by landing the No. 1 pick on May 14 in Chicago.

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The Knicks announced Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) that the Georgetown coach would fill the role Dave DeBusschere had when the Knicks selected Ewing. He went on to a Hall of Fame career with the Knicks, who have been one of the NBA’s least successful teams since he retired.

They had the NBA’s worst record this season at 17-65, matching the worst in franchise history, and have a 14% chance of winning the lottery.

Knicks President Steve Mills says “we’re proud to have one of the all-time Knicks greats sit on the dais on behalf of the team, the city and the fans.”

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