Cavs Looking To Superstitiously Replicate 2011 Draft Lottery Results

Dan Gilbert held his offseason press conference on Wednesday and the upcoming NBA Draft Lottery was topic one. Gilbert said he plans to go through the exact same routine and process that brought the Cavaliers so much luck last year, when they landed the Clippers pick at No. 1 and their own at No. 4. The Cavaliers owner will be taking his son Nick, who was the team's rep on the dais last year when he exclaimed "What's not to like?"

And if Nick doesn't have the same success this year?

Via Sam Amico at FSO:

"If he doesn't get the first pick, he'll be grounded all summer," Gilbert joked.

Gilbert did say they will try to replicate the exact same routine from 2011, looking for some superstitious luck.

"We're trying to repeat the same route, the same clothes, the same people. We're trying to do everything the exact same way," Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert said of the team's approach to this year's event. "We really are sort of superstitious with that stuff."

As for the various Cleveland dignitaries that joined the Cavaliers front office last year, Gilbert said he's hoping Bernie Kosar and Joe Haden will be back on board again for 2012, via Daryl Ruiter:

For more on the Cavaliers and the upcoming 2012 NBA Draft, visit Fear the Sword. For all your Draft analysis and Playoffs news and notes, check out SB Nation's NBA hub.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Cleveland

You must be a member of SB Nation Cleveland to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Cleveland. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Cleveland

You must be a member of SB Nation Cleveland to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Cleveland. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.