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ROD THORN RUMORS & GOSSIP

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

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

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

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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