(Photo: Robin Buckson, Detroit News)
The Cleveland Cavaliers made a splash Monday by pulling John Beilein from Michigan to become their new head coach.
They were looking to make a bigger splash in Tuesday’s NBA draft lottery, with one of the best chances to get the No. 1 overall pick
Not so much. They ended up with the fifth pick after the New Orleans Pelicans leaped up to take the top selection.
The Cavs finished 19-63 and were tied with the Suns for the second-worst record in the league but with the draft lottery weighting the odds throughout all the non-playoff teams, things went a little haywire in the lottery.