from the New York Post
The Knicks hope that having the biggest star at the NBA draft lottery will bring long-awaited luck to the downtrodden franchise.
Patrick Ewing, the prize of the first-ever lottery in 1985, will represent the team which drafted him at Tuesday night’s event in Chicago, with the Knicks tied for the best odds (14 percent) of landing the No. 1 overall pick, and the rights to Duke superstar Zion Williamson.
Former rival and fellow Georgetown legend Alonzo Mourning will be representing the Miami Heat, while active players Kyle Kuzma, of the Lakers, and DeAndre Ayton, last year’s No. 1 overall pick of the Suns, will also be on stage.
Actress Jami Gertz, part of Atlanta’s ownership group, will be the face of the Hawks for the second straight year, an honor she called a “lot of pressure” last year.
Here is the complete list of team representatives for the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery:
New York Knicks: Patrick Ewing
Cleveland Cavaliers: Nick Gilbert (son of team owner)
Phoenix Suns: Deandre Ayton
Chicago Bulls: Horace Grant (special advisor to team president and COO)
Atlanta Hawks: Jami Gertz
Washington Wizards: Raul Fernandez (vice chairman)
New Orleans Pelicans: Alvin Gentry (head coach)
Memphis Grizzlies: Elliot Perry Minority (owner and director of player support)
Dallas Mavericks: Cynthia Marshall (CEO)
Minnesota Timberwolves: Gersson Rosas (president of basketball operations)
Los Angeles Lakers: Kyle Kuzma
Charlotte Hornets: James Borrego (head coach)
Miami Heat: Alonzo Mourning (vice president of player programs)
Boston Celtics: Rich Gotham (team president)
Philadelphia 76ers: Chris Heck (team president)