The 76ers’ brass lost a key figure Wednesday, when Rod
Thorn was named the NBA’s president of basketball operations.
Thorn, who had served as the Sixers’ president, was set
to transition into a consultant’s role for the team moving forward. Instead, he
had to sever ties with the team in order to accept the league gig.
“My role with the Sixers going forward was one of being a
consultant and it wasn’t going to be an everyday type of thing anyway,” Thorn
said by phone. “This is obviously a job that is every day and it’s a different
Thorn, who will be in charge of basketball and referee
operations leaguewide, said the promotion was an opportunity he couldn’t turn
“It’s a great opportunity for me and I’m very excited
about it,” he said.
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