The 2011 NBA Draft Lottery will be broadcast by ESPN on Tuesday, with coverage beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET. The event, held at the NBA's offices in Secaucus, N.J., will lead into Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals between the Dallas Mavericks and Oklahoma City Thunder.
An NBA press release indicates that the draft order will be revealed beginning at 8:42 p.m. ET. The league typically reveals the order for the lottery teams outside of the top three picks in reverse order (beginning at Pick No. 14), then takes a commercial break before revealing the winners of the top three picks.
NBA deputy commissioner Adam Silver emcees the event. ESPN will have a studio crew, as well; the 12 team representatives -- two teams have already traded out of the lottery, sending their picks to teams already with lotto picks -- will be introduced and a couple will be interviewed at the top of the broadcast.
In previous years, ESPN has interviewed the projected top pick via satellite after the order was announced. It's unclear whether projected 2011 No. 1 Kyrie Irving will appear, however.