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1994 NBA draft

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Date(s)  June 29, 1994
Location  Indianapolis, Indiana
Time  7:35 pm EDT
Network(s) (US)  TNT
1994 NBA draft
First selection  Glenn Robinson, Milwaukee Bucks

The 1994 NBA draft took place on June 29, 1994, in Indianapolis. Two NBA rookies of the year were picked in the first round, as Jason Kidd and Grant Hill were co-winners of the award for the 1994–95 NBA season. Kidd and Hill would end up as perennial All-Stars (10 and 7-time selections, respectively), though Hill's career was marred by severe injuries.

The first overall pick Glenn Robinson was involved in a contract holdout shortly after being selected, reportedly seeking a 13-year, $100 million contract. Both Robinson and the Milwaukee Bucks eventually agreed on a 10-year, $68 million contract, which stands as the richest NBA contract signed by a rookie. A fixed salary cap for rookies was implemented by the NBA the following season. Robinson himself had a productive NBA career, becoming a two-time NBA All-Star and winning an NBA Championship in 2005 in his final year with the San Antonio Spurs.

Notably, this is the final draft to date to see all of the first three picks make All-Star rosters with the teams that originally drafted them.

Notable undrafted players

These players went undrafted in 1994 but played in the NBA.


1994 NBA draft Wikipedia

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