Reno Bighorns To Pick First In November's D-League Draft

From the D-League's official press release:

Sept. 21, 2010 - New York - The Reno Bighorns won the 2010 NBA Development League's Draft lottery and will have the first overall selection in the 2010 NBA D-League draft. The lottery took place in Dallas today at the League's annual coaches meetings. The Draft will be held via teleconference Nov. 1, at the League's headquarters in New York.

The New Mexico Thunderbirds secured the second selection, while the Maine Red Claws, Texas Legends and Springfield Armor round out the top five.

The NBA D-League Draft utilizes a "serpentine" format, meaning the order will alternate in each of the eight rounds. For example, the team picking last in the first round will select first in the second round, giving them the 16th and 17th overall choices.

"The lottery is always an exciting time because it signals the tip-off a new NBA D-League season," said Chris Alpert, Vice President of Basketball Operations and Player Personnel for the NBA D-League. "With the Draft order in place, teams are one step closer to determining their opening day rosters for the 2010-11 season."

Full draft order after the jump.

The order of the first round will be:
1. Reno Bighorns
2. New Mexico Thunderbirds
3. Maine Red Claws
4. Texas Legends
5. Springfield Armor
6. Iowa Energy
7. Rio Grande Valley Vipers
8. Utah Flash
9. Dakota Wizards
10. Fort Wayne Mad Ants
11. Sioux Falls Skyforce
12. Bakersfield Jam
13. Tulsa 66ers
14. Austin Toros
15. Erie BayHawks
16. Idaho Stampede

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