Spurs Sports & Entertainment Chairman Peter J. Holt will represent San Antonio at the 2020 NBA Draft Lottery on Thursday night, according to a report from RJ Marquez of KSAT 12. The Spurs are entering the lottery system for the first time since 1997 after their 22-year playoff streak came to an end this season.
SS&E Chairman Peter J. Holt will represent the #Spurs at 2020 #NBA Draft Lottery which will be held Thursday at 7:30 p.m.— RJ Marquez (@KSATRJ) August 18, 2020
Holt's father was franchise's rep the last time the Spurs were in the lottery. They won it and drafted Tim Duncan that summer. #KSATsports #KSATnews #NBA pic.twitter.com/bLnEQB35QQ
Peter M. Holt, father of the previously mentioned Holt, represented the Silver and Black in 1997 when they won the draft lottery. And as Spurs fans well know, PATFO would eventually select future Hall-of-Famer Tim Duncan with the first overall pick and go on to win five titles from 1999 to 2014 with the Big Fundamental leading the way.
Although San Antonio has just a 2% chance of landing the top pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, the Los Angeles Lakers had identical odds a year ago and still seized the fourth pick, which would ultimately help land them All-NBA superstar Anthony Davis. Crazier things have happened, so tune in for the lottery and light your Spurs candles for good luck.