San Antonio Spurs news: Peter J. Holt to represent at 2020 NBA Draft lottery

MEMPHIS, TN - MAY 27: Tony Parker #9 of the San Antonio Spurs reacts after injuring his eye in front of Peter J. Holt in the fourth quarter against the Memphis Grizzlies during Game Four of the Western Conference Finals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at the FedExForum on May 27, 2013 in Memphis, Tennessee. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
MEMPHIS, TN - MAY 27: Tony Parker #9 of the San Antonio Spurs reacts after injuring his eye in front of Peter J. Holt in the fourth quarter against the Memphis Grizzlies during Game Four of the Western Conference Finals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at the FedExForum on May 27, 2013 in Memphis, Tennessee. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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The most pressing San Antonio Spurs news will come on Thursday night as chairman Peter J.Holt represents the team at the 2020 NBA Draft lottery.

Since assuming the Chairman role last year, Peter J. Holt hasn’t stirred up any unwanted San Antonio Spurs news. He’s represented the organization very well despite turbulent times both on and off the court. Holt assumed the role in place of his mother, Julianna Holt, who stepped in for his father before her. He’s been an active member of the Spurs’ community and despite assuming control of the organization in unprecedented times.

Now, Holt is going to represent the team on a stage they haven’t visited since 1997 — the NBA Draft lottery. On Thursday evening, it will be decided which NBA Draft selection that San Antonio has in the 2020 Draft. Projected the 11th overall selection, this is guaranteed to be the highest pick by this organization since Timmy Duncan himself.

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The implications are huge, and some had hoped the Spurs would send their good luck charm, Duncan to represent the team. However, the Holt family has played a large role in the organization’s success over the years and have been charitable to San Antonio as well. If he wants to go up on that stage for the silver and black then he’s earned the right to do so.

Other candidates would be Spurs Sports & Entertainment CEO R.C. Buford, Head Coach Gregg Popovich, legend David Robinson or the immortal Manu Ginobili. If things don’t work out this go around and San Antonio is back in the lottery next season, maybe one of them will get their name called to draw the ping pong ball.

Yesterday, we simulated the Spurs’ lottery odds 100 times to get an accurate representation of their chances. Those had some varied yet interesting results including a jump into the top-four on a handful of occasions. If that’s the case, San Antonio’s retooling period may go by faster than we’ve anticipated.

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You never know! Let’s hope that Peter J. Holt can bring San Antonio some good fortune as the team had at their last lottery go-around.

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