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ROD THORN RUMORS & GOSSIP

NBA Expanding Area Behind Basket In Wake Of Paul George Injury

The NBA is expanding the area that must be clear behind the basket and cutting the number of photographers along the baseline in an effort to improve player safety. The new regulations, calling for an extra foot of open space on both sides of the basket stanchion, were sent to teams Tuesday by league president of operations Rod Thorn in a memo that was obtained by The Associated...
Via NESN.com
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Executive: No ‘Serious Conversations’ Have Been Had About Creating 4-Point Line

Just as quickly as it seemed like the NBA was on board with a radical idea, the notion was squashed. ESPN’s Tom Haberstroh reported Tuesday that in talking with NBA president of basketball operations Rob Thorn, the league executive revealed that the idea of implementing a 4-point shot had “come up” in league discussions. It turns out, ESPN ran with a story line that “doesn’t...
Via NESN.com
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA: No serious discussions about 4-point line

NBA players won't be pulling up for a 4-point shot anytime soon. The league denied Tuesday that any serious discussions had been held about that or expanding the court. ESPN.com reported that president of operations Rod Thorn and vice president Kiki Vandeweghe, during an interview at All-Star weekend, said the league had discussed both possibilities. In a statement posted on Twitter...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Has Considered Adding Four-Point Line

The NBA has considered adding a four-point line, as Rod Thorn said that the concept has "come up" in discussions. "Oh man," Thorn told Abbott, "Some of the players we have can shoot the ball 30 feet as easily as they can shoot 23, 24 feet." Thorn remembers how good Vince Carter could shoot from well beyond the three-point line. "I remember when we had Vince Carter in New Jersey...
Via RealGM
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Thorn: Form Of Tanking 'Definitely A Strategy' For Front Offices

Rod Thorn acknowledges that losing games in order to have a higher draft pick is "definitely a strategy" for NBA front offices. Thorn is the NBA's president of basketball operations. "I don't look at it as tanking," Thorn told ESPN.com during an interview for TrueHoop TV at All-Star weekend in New Orleans. "I look at it as I don't want to be at this level here. I may have to get...
Via RealGM
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Rod Thorn thinks Kobe Bryant is the closest to Michael Jordan

It’s one of the most notable basketball questions and debates of our time, “What current NBA player is the closest to Michael Jordan?” Recently, the man who drafted Michael Jordan with the Chicago Bulls decided to throw his hat in the ring with his answer. Rod Thorn in speaking with the DNA India decided to reveal his thought on Kobe Bryant and LeBron James in an interview...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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