Originally posted on Hoops Manifesto  |  Last updated 6/17/13
( Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports) The retirements of Jason Kidd  and Grant Hill over the past few weeks have left me in a nostalgic mood. The two 19-year veterans were the second and third picks of the 1994 draft, which was the height of my Milwaukee Bucks fandom. I was never more excited about a sports-related non-sporting event than the 1994 draft lottery when the Bucks won the right to possibly take either Hill or Kidd. Of course, they took neither player, opting for Glenn “Big Dog” Robinson (which caused me to dislike both Hill and Kidd who shared the 1994 Rookie of the Year award). At the time, the choice seemed like the obvious one after Robinson dominated the 1993-94 college season as a Purdue Boilermaker. He averaged 30.3 points and 10.1 boards.
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