Cisco to Power 2011 NBA Development League DraftNovember 3, 2011 - NBA Development League (D-League)
As part of the partnership, the NBA D-League will conduct its draft entirely through Cisco WebEx online collaboration software for the first time. All the teams from across the league will be able to participate remotely from their computers within their home markets. Using WebEx, each team will be linked to all other teams via video conference, allowing team representatives to interact with one another and track draft picks in real-time. Cisco will also be featured throughout the Draft coverage on the NBA D-League website, NBA.com/dleague.
NBA D-League fans will be able to listen to a live audio stream of the Draft by visiting the league's official website. Fans will also be able to go there to view a live draft board, updated in real time, and can participate in a live interactive chat with other fans.
"By choosing WebEx for its annual draft, the NBA Development League enables all of the participants to communicate and collaborate with voice and video to improve the draft experience," said Raj Gossain, Vice President of Product Management at Cisco WebEx. "This use of WebEx shows how organizations of all sizes can improve productivity and enable new ways of working together with an easy to use cloud-based meeting service."
"Cisco is the perfect partner to help take our draft to the next level in terms of interactivity," said Dan Reed, President of the NBA Development League. "Cisco's expertise in delivering high quality video conferencing via WebEx will significantly enhance the operations of this year's draft and improve the draft day experience for our teams."
The NBA D-League Draft utilizes a "serpentine" format, meaning the order will alternate in each of the eight rounds. For example, the team picking last in the first round will select first in the second round, giving them the 16th and 17th overall choices.
The order of the first round will be:
Los Angeles D-Fenders
Maine Red Claws
Sioux Falls Skyforce
Bakersfield Jam (from Iowa)
Erie Bayhawks (from Idaho)
Fort Wayne Mad Ants
Bakersfield Jam (from Reno)
Rio Grande Valley Vipers
Tulsa 66ers (from Springfield)
NBA Development League Stories from November 3, 2011
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- Energy Select Eight Players in NBA D-League Draft - Iowa Energy
- Stampede Select Jason Ellis with Team's First Choice - Idaho Stampede
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- Armor Select 7 Players in Tonight's NBA Development League Draft - Springfield Armor
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- Red Claws Select Dayton's Chris Wright in First Round - Maine Red Claws
- 2011 NBA Development League Draft Recap - Sioux Falls Skyforce
- Tulsa 66ers Add 10 Players in 2011 NBA D-League - Tulsa 66ers
- Mad Ants Select Cameron Jones in First Round of 2011 Draft - Fort Wayne Mad Ants
- BayHawks Draft Eight Players to Complete Training Camp Roster - Erie BayHawks
- 2011 Dakota Wizards Draft Recap - Dakota Wizards
- Los Angeles D-Fenders Announce 2011 NBA Development League Draft Selections, Camp Invitees - Los Angeles D-Fenders
- Toros Select Tristan Thompson in the 2011 NBA D-League Draft - Austin Toros
- Austin Toros Trade First Pick for Texas Legends' Justin Dentmon - Austin Toros
- 15 Yr. NBA Veteran Donyell Marshall Named Red Claws Assistant Coach - Maine Red Claws
- BayHawks Acquire Veteran Forward Graves - Erie BayHawks
- Local Coach Glover Returns to Bighorns, Highlights Coaching Staff - Reno Bighorns
- Mad Ants Announce Camp Invitees - Fort Wayne Mad Ants
- Austin Toros Announce 2011-12 Returning Players and Camp Invitees - Austin Toros
- Legends Re-Sign Booker Woodfox and Dominique Johnson - Texas Legends
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