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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 introduces new rules designed to make baseline area safer

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 AP on Fox
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Rod Thorn Says It Was Hot For Both Teams

Rod Thorn, the president of basketball operations in the NBA, told ESPN that the 90+ degree heat engulfed game one of the finals, after a malfunction with the air conditioning system; was not enough to stop the game. Thorn backed the NBA’s decision to continue on with the game, even though players were clearly affected. But all and still, both teams were affected equally (even...
Via BlackSportsOnline
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA admits wrong call made at the end of Mavs/Warriors

Rod Thorn, NBA President, Basketball Operations, issued the following statement today regarding a non-call during overtime of the Golden State Warriors’ 122-120 win over the Dallas Mavericks on April 1, at American Airlines Center: “Upon review at the league office, we have found that a shot taken by Dallas’ Monta Ellis with 16.0 seconds remaining in overtime was on the way...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Says Refs Missed Call at End of Memphis Grizzlies-Denver Nuggets Game

NBA President Rod Thorn released a statement on Monday concerning a missed call at the end of the Memphis Grizzlies-Denver Nuggets game that took place on March 31. Thorn said of the free-throw play involving Courtney Lee, per an NBA press release: Upon review at the league office, we have confirmed that a free throw taken by Memphis’ Courtney Lee with 0.7 seconds remaining in...
Via Basketball Bicker
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Would NBA consider adding a 4-point line?

“Kevin Durant for 4, for the win…” A 4-point shot in the NBA? NBA president of basketball operations, Rod Thorn, says discussions about adding a 4-point line have been had. According to Tom Haberstroh of ESPN.com: During a sit-down TrueHoop TV interview with our own Henry Abbott, Thorn was asked about the chances that a 4-pointer — as outlandish as it may seem — could be...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
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...
Via RealGM
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: 76ers name DiLeo GM

A person familiar with the decision says the Philadelphia 76ers have named Tony DiLeo general manager. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because an official announcement was not yet made Friday. DiLeo will work alongside team president Rod Thorn. Thorn has only one year left on his contract. Thorn has a provision in his contract that will allow him to become a consultant...
Via AP on Fox
September 21, 2012  |  Discuss

AP Source: 76ers name DiLeo general manager

A person familiar with the decision says the Philadelphia 76ers have named Tony DiLeo general manager. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because an official announcement was not yet made Friday. DiLeo will work under team president Rod Thorn. Thorn has only one year left on his contract. The Sixers spent the summer interviewing several candidates for the job. They decided...
Via AP on Fox
September 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Thad Young talks to Denver – Someone wake up Rod Thorn

This is LITERALLY the first rumor I’ve seen associated with the Sixers or any player on the Sixers other than us being one of like 15 teams interested in Bostjan Nachbar. Rod Thorn is either the least active GM around, or the sneakiest. I know what my money is on. Anyway, the rumor is that Thad Young had a meeting with the Nuggets today, it went very well, and they plan to meet...
Via The Recliner GM
December 05, 2011  |  Discuss
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