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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

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 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

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 Considers Adding a 4-Point Line in the Future

That is a real quote from Shimmy Walker when he was asked why he shoots so many threes. You would think the idea of a 4-point line would be crazy right? Well, not according to Rod Thorn, NBA president of basketball operations. Here is what he had to say to ESPN. During a sitdown TrueHoopTV interview with our own Henry Abbott, Thorn was asked about the chances that a 4-pointer —...
Via BlackSportsOnline
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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