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Brett Brown to represent Sixers at NBA Draft Lottery

The wait is over. We know the 76ers' representative for the fateful events of May 17.

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After weeks of speculation, Brett Brown will be representing the Philadelphia 76ers at the NBA Draft Lottery in New York City on May 17. The Philadelphia Inquirer's Keith Pompey broke the news Monday morning.

Brown will be the first head coach to represent the 76ers at the Lottery since John Lucas in 1994. That year, the Sixers remained at the 6th spot and selected Sharone Wright.

Brown's trip to New York can be viewed as a reaffirmation of his job security, first brought in doubt after Sam Hinkie's resignation and when Bryan Colangelo said "there will be a lot of movement in management and maybe with the coaches, too," during his introductory press conference. Reports have surfaced, along with initial speculation here at Liberty Ballers, that the Colangelos might prefer current-assistant Mike D'Antoni over Brown.

Nonetheless, the 55-year-old head coach will be a great representative. Brown oozes charisma, and one can only imagine how genuinely excited he will be if the Sixers are able to secure the No. 1 overall selection, let alone snagging the Lakers' pick as well.

In franchise history, the Sixers have moved up or stayed in their original slot at every Draft Lottery they've participated in aside from 2014's slide to No. 3.

The list of Sixers' previous lottery representatives is as follows:

2015- Nerlens Noel

2014- Julius Erving

2013- Joshua Harris

2010- Jrue Holiday

2007- Billy King

2006- Billy King

2004- Bill King

1998- Pat Croce

1997- Pat Croce

1996-- Pat Croce

1995- John Lucas II

1994- Gene Shue

1993- Jim Lynam

1992- Gene Shue

1988- John Nash

1986- Pat Williams

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