1980NBA Draft - 10 June1980 See also: 1979 in sports, 1981 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt Buddy Baker won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Johnny Rutherford won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Johnny Rutherford Formula One Champion - Alan Jones of Australia 24... The National Basketball Associations Draft is an annual event in which the 30 NBA Teams can select young players who wish to join the league. ... June 10 is the 161st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (162nd in leap years), with 204 days remaining. ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ...
See also: List of NBA Drafts, NBA Draft NBA logo, depicting former star Jerry West The National Basketball Association, more popularly known as simply the NBA, is the worlds premier mens professional basketball league and one of the major professional sports leagues of North America. ... The National Basketball Associations Draft is an annual event in which the 30 NBA Teams can select young players who wish to join the league. ... This is a list of NBA drafts. ... The National Basketball Associations Draft is an annual event in which the 30 NBA Teams can select young players who wish to join the league. ...
Note that the team with the best record is not necessarily the champion; for example, in the 2004 NBADraft, the last pick did not go to the NBA champion Detroit Pistons, but rather to the Indiana Pacers.
Players do not lose their college eligibility by declaring for the draft on the initial date, unless they have, in any previous year, declared and withdrawn from the draft; however, if they stay in the draft at the final declaration date, they lose further college eligibility, whether or not they are drafted.
Michael Jordan was the third pick of the 1984 NBAdraft, and yet he is generally recognized as the greatest player of all time.
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