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1989 NBA draft

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Date(s)  June 27, 1989
Network(s) (US)  TBS
Time  7:35 pm EDT
1989 NBA draft
Location  Felt Forum, New York City, New York
First selection  Pervis Ellison, Sacramento Kings

The 1989 NBA draft took place on June 27, 1989, in New York City, New York, USA. It has been regarded as one of the worst drafts in NBA history. Eight of the top ten picks were considered busts, including the first two picks Pervis Ellison and Danny Ferry. The draft did produce talented players such as Shawn Kemp, Glen Rice, Sean Elliott, Nick Anderson, Dana Barros, Tim Hardaway, Vlade Divac, Cliff Robinson, B. J. Armstrong and Mookie Blaylock, The draft was reduced from three rounds in the previous year to the two-round format still in use.

This was the first draft televised prime time on national television.


1989 NBA draft Wikipedia

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