Statistics from the US Department of Transportation show more than 700,000 registered motor carriers are traversing our highways and roads. These trucks, which can be packed with everything from bricks and stone to dog food and grocery items, keep thousands of American businesses afloat. For business owners shipping these products across the country, precise planning and high-level tracking are required. But with increasing rates and a wide range of delays to overcome, overseeing a shipment of LTL freight is easier said than done.
For overworked business owners, managing multiple shipments can seem impossible in today's freight landscape. But the reality is that many businesses rely on less-than-truckload shipments to keep their doors open. When these shipments are compromised, their business is too. But there's a viable solution: LTL freight brokers in San Antonio, TX like RelyEx provide reliable solutions to common LTL shipment problems, eliminating the stress and worry of LTL shipping.
With more than 30 combined years of LTL experience and a solutions-oriented team, RelyEx is your go-to choice for streamlined, efficient LTL shipping services. To understand the true value of RelyEx's less-than-truckload shipping options, it helps to understand first what LTL shipping is and why it's used.
In the freight industry, LTL stands for "less-than-truckload." It is a widely-used method of transportation for smaller shipments that don't require the space of a full truckload. In an LTL shipment, several customers' loads are placed onto one truck, which helps reduce how much it costs to ship those products.
In fact, if your freight doesn't fill an entire trailer but weighs 150-15,000 lbs., LTL freight shipping in San Antonio, TX, may be the most efficient, cost-conscious way to transport your products. That's because, in an LTL setup, you're only paying for the space your freight takes up. LTL shipping companies like RelyEx optimize LTL loads by choosing the most efficient routes at the best rates so your cargo gets to where it needs to go without any issues.
Business owners often choose LTL freight services in the following circumstances:
When it comes to LTL delivery options, there are a lot to choose from. But not every LTL broker is created equally. Some LTL companies do not have the tools or technology to track your shipments and optimize your routes. In worst-case scenarios, they may not be insured or reliable. If you're looking for an experienced LTL carrier that exceeds expectations with time-tested strategies and innovative technologies, look no further than RelyEx.
With more than two decades of experience in LTL operations, our team utilizes the power of GlobalTranz to compare rates across hundreds of approved carriers in the blink of an eye, while also providing the most cost-effective options for moving your freight. When you choose RelyEx for LTL shipping, you can leverage our expert team to handle your shipments. You can also manage the process yourself via GTZShip, which is Globaltranz's user-friendly management system. With GTZShip, you can access and compare LTL shipping rates, track your shipments, and manage your financials, all from one intuitive platform.
When it comes to LTL freight in San Antonio, TX, clients trust their products with RelyEx for many reasons, including the following:
Because GTZShip keeps outsized freight available, it can negotiate the best LTL rates on your behalf. Our clients can access these extra-low rates in one of two ways:
Regardless of the option you choose, RelyEx's knowledgeable customer care reps will cover all of your LTL shipping options, so you can make an informed shipping and purchasing decision for your freight.
Yes, you read that right - in addition to giving you access to industry-leading rates, RelyEx's partnership with GTZShip gives you full management of your freight. We're talking about access to reporting, tracking, and much more. This extensive visibility is essentially a one-stop shop for everything related to the status of your freight.
Unlike some LTL shipping software, this system requires no contracts or signup fees, making it simple to provide quotes and book immediately when you're ready. Whether you use GTZShip directly or rely on our team to book your freight, your company will always have access to this free technology.
While it's true that RelyEx provides customers with the best rates and technology in the LTL industry, we go above and beyond the normal call of duty. Why? Because we strive to treat your shipment as if it's our most important one. Put simply, we put a lot of time and effort into making sure we do things right the first time around. Our fierce commitment to the customer and to quality protects not only your reputation, but your bottom line by preventing lost customers and sales.
RelyEx excels at LTL shipping because we are:
From dedicated LTL solutions to transactional relationships, RelyEx is here to help. Unlike other LTL companies, we get the job done right with customer-focused service, industry expertise, and Globaltranz's industry-leading Transportation Management System.
Our dedicated team of LTL specialists provides you with the best freight visibility available, whether you need a few shipments a week or you need hundreds. In order to do so, we communicate with carriers throughout the entire shipping process, so you know your items are delivered on time. Though rare, if we spot an issue, we'll provide you with an alternative solution immediately.
Plus, if you have large quantities that need to be shipped, our team is happy to provide you with customized reporting for free. That way, you can access at-the-moment updates and important shipment documentation with a few clicks or taps.
When your freight is too light for full truckloads but too heavy for basic parcel carriers like UPS, LTL shipping is a great option to consider. When you use an LTL shipping company like RelyEx, you get even more value. We've been over some of the basics associated with LTL freight shipping - now let's touch on some of the biggest benefits of using a company to handle logistics from start to finish.
One of the most common reasons clients use LTL services is because they're able to save money. LTL shipping is much less expensive than the alternative, which is to hire a private driver and truck. When you go in on LTL services with other shippers, you can have your products delivered at a fraction of the cost of going private. In this setup, you pay for space you use, not the space you don't use, which is common in full truckload freight shipping.
As an added benefit, relying on an LTL freight company like RelyEx can lower your warehouse costs since more shipments can be sent at a time. That means you don't have to wait weeks or even months for a trailer to fill up.
When you use a parcel carrier like FedEx, you can only ship up to 150 pounds at a time. That means you'd have to break down your shipment into separate boxes in order to ship. With LTL freight shipping, your packages can be palletized and shrink-wrapped so they're shipped in a single load.
At RelyEx, our team knows how important your shipment is, whether you're sending thousands of pounds of products or a single pallet. That's why we ensure your products are packaged correctly and have security protocols baked into every service we offer. Plus, by keeping your freight together, we decrease the chance of damaging your cargo, which pleases your clients and boosts your customers' satisfaction.
The magic of LTL shipping lies in the fact that we fill fewer trailers with more freight. Doing so reduces global emissions and makes the process much quicker. Imagine using a semi-truck to haul products that only fill a quarter of the trailer. It would waste money, time, and space that could be used for other products. With LTL shipping, you're protecting the environment and reducing the number of partially-filled trucks on the road. This, in turn, saves you money and makes you an eco-friendly company - something you can use as a selling point for your business.
LTL providers like RelyEx use advanced logistics technology to ensure your cargo arrives on time and without damage. By investing in technology like GlobalTranz, we save our clients from doing so themselves. With GlobalTranz, our clients gain access to robust tracking options like real-time freight locations, so you can monitor your shipment's progress. With GlobalTranz, you get more than just a way to book your LTL cargo â you benefit from our qualified network of carriers, expert logistics support, and leading technology features.
It's impossible to say exactly how much your LTL shipping may cost because the NMFC, or National Motor Freight Classification, determines those prices. Using this standard, pricing is dictated for commodities moving in intrastate, interstate, and foreign commerce. Items are grouped into 18 different classes, based on four characteristics:
If you're shipping a product that is more likely to be damaged, stolen, or cause damage to other items, it may affect LTL shipment pricing.
Does your product require specific care or handling instructions? If so, you can probably expect higher prices.
This factor accounts for how much space your item occupies in relation to its weight or the weight per cubic foot for each piece of freight you are shipping.
How easy is it to load and transport your commodity? Can it be loaded and transported with other items?
When combined, these characteristics are used to establish an NMFC code for your LTL cargo. These codes are crucial, as they help your LTL carrier understand the challenges of shipping your products. If the item you need to ship has a high NMFC code, it's because it's more difficult to transport, which usually means it's more expensive to ship.
Depending on where and how often you ship LTL freight, your broker may choose a regional or national LTL carrier. Regional carriers often service a group of states within a region. National carriers have a larger footprint and can often eliminate the need to use several carriers for your shipments. RelyEx has the infrastructure and strategies for all of your LTL shipping - contact our office today to learn more about your options.
Though regional and national carriers are different, they often use similar models for shipping. Two of the most popular types of shipping methods include hub and spoke distribution and LTL consolidation.
In this traditional model, your shipments go through a network of warehouses, terminals, and hub facilities where your products are grouped with other shipments. Your freight then travels to local "spokes" (or terminals), where they are delivered. If you need to ship freight over short distances, this model may be a good choice to consider.
Some common benefits of the hub and spoke model include:
LTL consolidated shipping is a model where LTL carriers bring several shipments from different shippers to a final destination. Instead of using hubs and spokes along the shipping route to bundle freight and move cargo, LTL consolidation works by taking multiple shipments and turning them into a single truckload. This truck then makes multiple stops, where your products are delivered.
Some of the most common benefits of LTL consolidation include:
At RelyEx, our goal is to expertly manage the movement of your freight so you can focus on your core business. With more than 20 years of combined experience with LTL freight shipping in San Antonio, TX, our team can select the most efficient and cost-effective model for your needs. That way, you can accomplish your day-to-day tasks while we handle the heavy lifting and any logistical challenges.
At RelyEx, we believe that trustworthy, comprehensive, and streamlined LTL shipping options are better for your business. And for us, what's better for your business is better for ours. That's why, when it comes to LTL shipping, we work tirelessly to ensure every aspect of your freight experience is embedded excellence. We take this unique approach because our management were once customers like you. They were people who, for one reason or another, had to deal with frustrating and often unsolved shipping and logistics challenges. Today, we take pride in solving those challenges and only partner with carriers who match our high standards.
If you're looking for an LTL company in San Antonio, TX that prioritizes customer service, strong communication, and proactive thinking, we're here to help you avoid delayed shipments and missed expectations.(843) 885-3082
Rural landowners in Lee County, a rural area east of Austin, could soon be compensated after they lost access to water as a result of San Antonio’s groundwater pumping in their area.Senate Bill 1080, which received preliminary approval by the House on Tuesday, would allow the groundwater management district that covers Lee and Bastrop counties to create a program to compensate landowners for the costs of loweri...
Rural landowners in Lee County, a rural area east of Austin, could soon be compensated after they lost access to water as a result of San Antonio’s groundwater pumping in their area.
Senate Bill 1080, which received preliminary approval by the House on Tuesday, would allow the groundwater management district that covers Lee and Bastrop counties to create a program to compensate landowners for the costs of lowering their water well pumps so they can reach the now-deeper water.
In 2020, the 150-mile Vista Ridge pipeline began transporting water southward from Burleson County to San Antonio’s growing metro region. Within a year, residents near the pumping station, most of whom rely on private water wells, began to notice their faucets sputtering with air. Groundwater levels in the area near Vista Ridge’s wells plummeted. Some wells saw a water level drop of close to 50%, local groundwater data shows.
As climate change — which enhances droughts and increases temperatures, and thus, evaporation rates — puts water from rivers and reservoirs under strain, groundwater is playing an increasingly important role in Texas’ water supply. Texas is the third-largest groundwater pumper in the nation, according to U.S. Geological Survey data.
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In 2021, The Texas Tribune reported that some residents in Lee County had spent hundreds or thousands of dollars on lowering and upgrading their pumps to reach water.
“The problem in Lee County continues, and now it appears that some wells may need to be rebuilt or replaced entirely,” Elvis Hernandez, president of the board of directors for the Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District, told the House Natural Resources Committee during a hearing on the bill in April. The water level in some wells has dropped as much as 185 feet since 2020, Hernandez said.
Groundwater laws in Texas essentially allow anyone who owns or leases land to pump as much underground water as they want, regardless of whether it affects neighboring properties. Local groundwater districts, which typically follow county lines, can permit and restrict water pumping to conserve it for the future. But aquifers often cross district boundaries, and districts can’t regulate pumping outside of their jurisdiction.
The Lost Pines Groundwater District, for example, oversees Lee County, but it could not restrict the Vista Ridge Project, which is located just across the county line in Burleson County.
“Groundwater districts around the state are walking a tough tightrope,” Greg Ellis, an attorney for the Lost Pines district, told the committee at the April hearing. “Where we can, we should limit pumping to a level that is sustainable for the long term in order to make sure everybody continues to have water in perpetuity.”
The local bill, authored by Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham, would authorize the Lost Pines Groundwater District to create a program to help residents repair or replace water wells impacted by the declining water levels, using existing fees collected by the groundwater district to fund it. It still requires a final vote from the House before it goes back to the Senate to review an amendment made to the bill on the floor of the House on Tuesday. If the Senate approves — or the two sides agree on a compromise bill — Gov. Greg Abbott could then sign it into effect.
The House Committee on Natural Resources had examined the Vista Ridge Project in its interim report before the legislative session began and called it an example of large-scale groundwater transfers from rural areas to urban areas as the state’s population booms.
“Despite being assured that these aquifers remain healthy and plentiful, this fact is not reassuring to affected landowners who face the significant financial burden of deepening their wells and dropping their pumps,” the committee report said. “There is no doubt that Vista Ridge has impacted other surrounding wells.”
The committee recommended the Legislature expand assistance programs and set aside more funds toward groundwater planning, among other measures.
“It is not 1904, and a landowner’s only remedy shouldn’t be to pay out of pocket for a bigger, deeper well,” the report said.
The flavors pop, and their secret recipes have led to their success.SAN ANTONIO — If you're craving carne guisada, chilaquiles or molcajete with sizzling fajitas, there's a restaurant in San Antonio that you can add to your must-visit list.It's called Taco Jalisco (Authentic Mexican Restaurant Jalisco Style), and the family who owns this spot also owns 15 Mexican restaurants in the area. But, the location on 8099 Culebra Road is where it...
The flavors pop, and their secret recipes have led to their success.
SAN ANTONIO — If you're craving carne guisada, chilaquiles or molcajete with sizzling fajitas, there's a restaurant in San Antonio that you can add to your must-visit list.
It's called Taco Jalisco (Authentic Mexican Restaurant Jalisco Style), and the family who owns this spot also owns 15 Mexican restaurants in the area. But, the location on 8099 Culebra Road is where it all began.
"My parents opened it in 1997. We have been proudly serving San Antonio. We strive to bring the best Jalisco-style Mexican food with a little bit of Tex-Mex as well," said co-owner Bryan Hernandez.
They’ve branded themselves as a place where you can bring the entire family because they have specials that start at $3.99. And yes, that means these tacos pictured:
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"We have customers that have been coming here for over 20 years and they keep on coming," said manager Elizabeth Macias. "They could probably feed a family of five with $50 or $60, including a coffee or including a tea in our lunch special. So, that's really good."
But, if you’re wanting something other than tacos, they’re also known for a big plate that looks just as good as it tastes — The Molcajete, which is the Spanish word for mortar and pestle.
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"It's sizzling fajitas with our salsa verde and then it's drizzled with white cheese, country sausage. On the side we have beans, rice and tortillas," said Macias.
Another best-seller is the Carne Guisada Plate.
Credit: Lexi Hazlett/KENS 5
"It's a thin cut of guisada and it's very juicy. It comes with nopalitos... it also has freshly homemade tortillas.
The flavors pop, and their secret recipes have led to their success.
"We always try the best we can to bring the customers the best quality. We always try to have the best service. We always try to make them feel at home," said Hernandez. "We're proudly from the city and we're going to give you an experience like no other."
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SAN ANTONIO – A child with special needs at Harlandale Independent School District was forced to have surgery to remove one of his testicles after a classmate kicked him in the groin, district and medical records obtained by KSAT Investigates show.
The fifth-grader, who KSAT is not naming because he is only 12 years old, came home from Harlandale’s Bellaire Elementary School in February complaining that his left side hurt, his mother told KSAT.
“Later on that night his lips get pale and he starts throwing up,” said Robyn Moya, whose son suffers from apraxia, a motor speech disorder that makes it difficult for him to communicate.
After the child threw up again the following day and began to walk gingerly that weekend, he finally communicated to Moya that his private parts were swollen.
Moya took him to a nearby emergency room, and he was then taken by ambulance to North Central Baptist Hospital.
Moya said testing confirmed the child was no longer getting blood flow to his left testicle.
The injury was described in the boy’s medical records as a left testicle torsion.
“And he tells me, ‘Mom, I was kicked. I was kicked there,’” said Moya.
Doctors were forced to perform a scrotal orchiectomy, a procedure in which a testicle is surgically removed from the scrotum.
“It takes away from him feeling as normal as possible. It takes away from me not being able to be there for my son and protect him as the way a mother should, and we’re supposed to be sending our kids to safe places,” said Moya.
The child was able to write a statement in which he claimed a girl in class had hit him “on my ball,” records show.
A statement written out by a Bellaire administrator noted that the incident happened while students were lined up in class to go to recess.
A girl standing in front of the child turned around and kneed him in the groin with her shin, the statement reads.
Moya said she spoke with the Bellaire administration after her son was injured and that she eventually decided to transfer him to the district’s Vestal Elementary School.
She said in April her child came home from Vestal injured, this time complaining that his arm hurt.
“His so-called friend sticks his foot out and trips him in front of the whole class,” said Moya.
Moya again took her son to the emergency room and this time he was diagnosed with a sprained wrist and a sprained elbow, hospital records show.
Moya claims she was not notified by the school administration after either incident of violence took place.
“No notice home, no call home, no nothing,” said Moya.
Moya pointed to the two times her son was hurt in less than one semester while saying the district needs to be more vigilant in its monitoring of student behavior.
Reached for comment, Harlandale ISD spokeswoman Mariana Veraza Bravo told KSAT via email:
“The District is aware of the incidents and they have been investigated and handled accordingly based on the information available. Student safety is a district priority and safety protocols and procedures are in place. These incidents involve a student and are therefore confidential precluding the District from disclosing any further details.”
“Now my son has to live without a testicle due to the neglect,” said Moya.
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Victor Wembanyama, the 7-foot-4 dynamic forward who is this year’s most prized N.B.A. prospect, cheered with his family in France as the San Antonio Spurs won the 2023 draft lottery Tuesday night. In San Antonio, fans, perhaps understandably, celebrated like they had won a championship, yelling in bars and honking car horns.An ESPN reporter who interviewed Wembanyama on television moments after...
Victor Wembanyama, the 7-foot-4 dynamic forward who is this year’s most prized N.B.A. prospect, cheered with his family in France as the San Antonio Spurs won the 2023 draft lottery Tuesday night. In San Antonio, fans, perhaps understandably, celebrated like they had won a championship, yelling in bars and honking car horns.
An ESPN reporter who interviewed Wembanyama on television moments after the Spurs won the lottery acted as if the draft, which is next month, had already happened. “What are the San Antonio Spurs getting in Victor Wembanyama?” the reporter asked.
Typically, athletes in these situations try to dismiss the idea that they will be the No. 1 pick and deflect with answers about being happy with whichever team selects them and how thankful they will be to be drafted at all.
But not Wembanyama, and frankly, why would he? He isn’t a typical draft prospect, and he wasn’t going to pretend to be one, either. He didn’t deflect. He had a straightforward answer about what he could be for the Spurs.
“A team player,” he said, adding: “I’m trying to win a ring ASAP, so be ready.”
Here’s what to know about the Spurs and Wembanyama, the 19-year-old star of the French professional team Metropolitans 92.
Tony Parker and Boris Diaw are two of the best basketball players from France to ever play in the N.B.A., and they both won championships with the Spurs under Coach Gregg Popovich.
The Spurs drafted Parker with the 28th pick in the 2001 draft. He spent 17 seasons with the team, winning four titles, and he will be the first French player inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, with the ceremony scheduled for August. Parker posted a photo on Twitter of Wembanyama wearing a No. 9 Spurs jersey — Parker’s number — as a child and wrote, “Yesss he’s going to the @spurs!!! So proud of you.”
Diaw played for the Spurs in five seasons, and helped them win a championship in 2014.
“There’s a special relationship between France and the Spurs because of Tony, of course, and also Boris,” Wembanyama said on Tuesday. “I know half of the country, maybe if not the whole country, wanted the Spurs to have the first pick, so I was looking at everyone, and everyone was happy, so I was too.”
Already being called the greatest prospect ever, Wembanyama will now follow in the footsteps of Tim Duncan and David Robinson, two of the best big men in N.B.A. history. Together, they led the Spurs to two championships, then Duncan led the Spurs to three more titles after Robinson retired.
The good part for Wembanyama is that Popovich, who coached Duncan and Robinson, is still there to help him develop. Still, Wembanyama is a much different player from Robinson or Duncan, traditional big men who were at their best playing in the post with their backs to the basket.
Wembanyama is comfortable scoring at all three levels of the court, adeptly dribbling around defenders to score and shooting jumpers that players his size are not supposed to be able to make. It will be a new experience for Popovich.
The Spurs have the fifth-most championships in N.B.A. history (five), and won all of them between 1999 and 2014 under Popovich. With Duncan, Parker and Manu Ginóbili, the Spurs developed a core that anchored a dynasty.
Duncan was the best player of the group, winning the Most Valuable Player Award in 2002 and 2003. His Spurs also fended off many great teams and players to win championships. In both the 1999 and 2003 Western Conference semifinals, they beat Lakers teams led by Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal. In the 2007 N.B.A. finals, they swept LeBron James’s Cleveland Cavaliers.
“The talent, the coaching, everything in San Antonio was kind of a perfect storm,” Bryant said on the “All the Smoke” podcast in 2020. “If they weren’t in the picture, we probably would have won 10 in a row.”
When the Spurs were winning, they were considered the model franchise in the N.B.A., with a great coach and stars who willingly bought into his system. But that mystique has dissolved.
The Spurs have not made the playoffs since 2019 and have become something of a punching bag in the league. At a news conference in September just before the beginning of the 2022-23 season, Popovich was honest about where the team stood: “Nobody here should go to Vegas with the thought of betting on us to win the championship,” he said. “And I know somebody will say, ‘Gosh, what a Debbie Downer. There’s a chance. What if they work really hard?’ It’s probably not going to happen.”
Popovich was right. The Spurs won 22 games, their third-lowest win total in franchise history.
Amid that abysmal season, Joshua Primo, the Spurs’ 2021 first-round draft pick, was accused of repeatedly exposing himself to a team sports psychologist during treatment sessions. The psychologist accused the team of failing to protect her and others even after she reported Primo’s conduct.
The Spurs cut Primo, and the psychologist settled a lawsuit against the team and Primo.
In Kawhi Leonard, the Spurs appeared to have found their next star to lead them out of the Duncan, Parker and Ginóbili years. He helped them win a championship in 2014 and was named the finals M.V.P. But in the 2017-18 season, Leonard injured his thigh and missed most of the year.
Throughout the year, some public comments by teammates and Popovich seemed to imply that they questioned the severity of Leonard’s injury. At one point, Parker said he had the “same kind of injury” as Leonard, “but it was a hundred times worse,” and it had only taken him eight months to recover.
After the season, Leonard requested a trade and was sent to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for a package that included DeMar DeRozan. The next season, Leonard led the Raptors to their first title in franchise history.
Unlike Duncan, Wembanyama may not have an established big man like Robinson on the team who can help him grow.
The Spurs are laden with young players; only three players on the roster this season have more than four years of experience. Wembanyama will become the team’s best player on Day 1, responsible for carrying one of the league’s most notable franchises back to relevancy.
Of course, the Spurs have the whole summer to rebuild their team around Wembanyama. Based on how their fans are celebrating, everyone in San Antonio is ready for something new.
CHICAGO — The San Antonio Spurs are the victors of the Victor Wembanyama sweepstakes after a dramatic reveal at the 2023 Draft Lottery on Tuesday saw them convert their 14% odds -- tied for the best with Houston and Detroit -- into the No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft. San Antonio secured the top overall pick for a third time in franchise history, giving the franchise a chance once again to reset -- as they did with David Robinson in 1987 and with Tim Duncan in 1997 -- around a big man viewed as a generational prospect.T...
CHICAGO — The San Antonio Spurs are the victors of the Victor Wembanyama sweepstakes after a dramatic reveal at the 2023 Draft Lottery on Tuesday saw them convert their 14% odds -- tied for the best with Houston and Detroit -- into the No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft. San Antonio secured the top overall pick for a third time in franchise history, giving the franchise a chance once again to reset -- as they did with David Robinson in 1987 and with Tim Duncan in 1997 -- around a big man viewed as a generational prospect.
The Charlotte Hornets moved up two spots and won the second overall pick in the draft, while the Portland Trail Blazers moved up to the No. 3 pick. The Houston Rockets fell to the fourth pick and the Detroit Pistons, in a stunner, fell all the way to No. 5.
NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum announced the results inside the W375e ballroom in the sprawling McCormick Place event center to chaotic reactions across the room. Much of the lottery order as it was revealed in countdown style -- from No. 14 to No. 1 -- held true to form based on pre-lottery statistical odds. That was until Detroit, which had tied for the best odds of winning the No. 1 pick, fell all the way to No. 5. Houston fell two spots from its pre-lottery position to No. 4, while Portland, Charlotte and San Antonio all moved up two spots each.
The San Antonio Spurs have WON THE NBA DRAFT LOTTERY pic.twitter.com/apV6cuUQZn— Kyle Boone (@kyletheboone) May 17, 2023
The Spurs have won the No. 1 pick in the lottery two previous times and both times they made picks that paid off for decades. In Robinson and Duncan, the franchise secured pillars who helped them win five NBA championships under Gregg Popovich.
Here are three takeaways from a momentous night at the NBA Draft Lottery
Peter John Holt, the on-stage lottery representative for the Spurs and the chairman of Spurs Sports & Entertainment, was all smiles as he sat on stage awaiting his franchise's fate Tuesday. He then quickly let loose and broke into an outburst of elation as the Hornets were revealed to be the owners of the No. 2 pick, giving by process of elimination the Spurs the top overall pick.
"LET'S GO!" he shouted, slamming his fist on his dais as NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum announced the Hornets pick. "WHOOOOOO! LET'S GO!!"