The 1997 NBA draft took place on June 25, 1997, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Although the Boston Celtics had the second-worst record in the 1996–97 season and the best odds of winning the lottery with two picks, the Spurs, usually a model of winning and consistency, lost David …
Tim Duncan was selected 1st overall by the San Antonio Spurs.
Chauncey Billups was selected 3rd overall by the Boston Celtics.
Tracy McGrady was selected 9th overall by the Toronto Raptors
Despite going undrafted Pat Burke gained notability through being the NBA's first Irish player.