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Bucks hire longtime NBA executive Rod Thorn as special consultant

The Milwaukee Bucks have added a well-respected decision-maker to their front office. The team announced Monday the hiring of Rod Thorn as a special consultant. Thorn, the winner of the 2001-02 NBA Executive of the Year award, most recently served as the league's president of basketball operations. "Rod Thorn is an extremely respected and accomplished NBA executive at both the league...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Bucks Hire Rod Thorn As Special Consultant

The Milwaukee Bucks have hired long-time NBA executive Rod Thorn as a special consultant. Thorn most recently served as the NBA’s president of basketball operations, where he oversaw the league’s daily operations under commissioner Adam Silver. “Rod Thorn is an extremely respected and accomplished NBA executive at both the league and team levels,” Bucks owner Wes Edens said...
Via RealGM
September 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Rod Thorn retiring as NBA President in August

NEW YORK (AP) Rod Thorn says he will retire as NBA President of Basketball Operations in August. The 73-year-old Thorn is in his second stint at the league office. He says the plan was always to stay two years during the transition from David Stern to Adam Silver as commissioner. Among his duties was to serve as the league's main disciplinarian. He says his job likely will be filled...
Via Associated Press
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

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 Associated Press
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

NBA says refs missed call at end of Pelicans-Mavericks game

The NBA says an officiating mistake at the end of this weekend's game between Dallas and New Orleans cost the Pelicans a chance to tie it. President of Basketball Operations Rod Thorn said Sunday that a foul should've been called on Monta Ellis of the Mavericks as Austin Rivers tried a 3-point shot at the last second. Rivers was tied up by Ellis and the shot got nowhere close to...
Via Associated Press
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Walsh, Thorn Defend Jason Kidd Against Early Criticism

Donnie Walsh and Rod Thorn defended Jason Kidd against anonymous comments made by an NBA scout suggesting that the first-year head coach of the Brooklyn Nets "doesn't do anything." "I think he'll be a great coach, but you can't judge him on the first 10 games," said Walsh. "He knows basketball, he gets instant respect from players because of who he is and what he's done, and I think...
Via RealGM
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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