1989 NBA draft
|1989 NBA draft|
|Date(s)||June 27, 1989|
|Time||7:35 pm EDT|
|Location||Felt Forum, New York City, New York|
|First selection||Pervis Ellison, Sacramento Kings|
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|1989 NBA expansion draft|
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.
|*||Denotes player who has been selected for (an) All-Star Game(s) and (an) All-NBA Team(s)|
|+||Denotes player who has been selected for (an) All-Star Game(s)|
|x||Denotes player who has been selected for (an) All-NBA Team(s)|
- Nationality indicates the player's national team or representative nationality. If a player has not competed at the international level, then the nationality indicates the national team which the player is eligible to represent according to FIBA rules.
- The 10 Worst NBA Drafts in the Lottery Era
- "NBA Draft Will Move To Prime-Time on TBS". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. March 15, 1989. pp. D4.
- The Pistons traded the rights to Kenny Battle and Micheal Williams to the Suns for rights to Anthony Cook on the draft day.
Berry, Walter (June 28, 1989). "Associatred Press sports news". Associated Press.
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