By Kyle Boenitz, Project Spurs.com
San Antonio Spurs fans will always remember the 1997 NBA Draft, when the team literally won the lottery and scored some guy by the name of Tim Duncan.
The entire history of the franchise would have been changed if probability had worked out the right way and the Boston Celtics, the team with the worst record the previous season, had gotten the first pick.
The Celtics were all set to draft Duncan, and it looks like that was part of the pitch they made to Rick Pitino, who was then the head coach at the University of Kentucky. Pitino joined the Celtics but ended up with a 102-146 record with the team, which clearly made him second-guess his decision to leave the NCAA.
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