Originally Posted by Revering4Blue
Yup, it was 1983. The Pacers lost the coin flip and wound up with Steve Stipanovich.
The Rockets also tanked to get into the coin flip again in 1984, and were successful, again -- The Rockets wound up with the first pick: Olajuwon.
I guess the Pacers tanked that year as well.
Zero chance the Reds miss the playoffs!