- Rod Thorn
Rodney King "Rod" Thorn (born
May 23, 1941, in Princeton, West Virginia) is the president and general manager of the NBA's New Jersey Nets.
A highly-regarded high school athlete in both
basketballand baseball, Thorn attended West Virginia University, where he was an All-American guard in basketball, as well as playing three seasons on the WVU baseball team.
1963 NBA Draft, Thorn was the second player selected overall, drafted by the Baltimore Bullets. He was named to the NBA All-Rookie Team, but was traded by the Bullets following his first season. After brief stints with Detroit and St. Louis, he concluded his career as a player with the Seattle SuperSonics(1967-71).
After retiring, Thorn stayed with the SuperSonics as assistant coach and graduated from the
University of Washingtonwith a degree in political science.
In 1973, former teammate
Kevin Lougheryhired Thorn as assistant coach of the New York Netsof the American Basketball Association. The Nets won the 1974 ABA championship, led by Julius Erving.
Thorn later became head coach of another ABA team, the
Spirits of St. Louisin 1975, but after a 20-27 start he was fired in the middle of the season in December 1975 and replaced by Joe Mullaneyfor the remainder of the season.
In 1978, Thorn became the general manager of the
Chicago Bullsand was instrumental in the team's selection of Michael Jordanin the 1984 draft. He also selected track star Carl Lewismuch later in the same draft, mostly for publicity purposes; Lewis would never play for the Bulls. Thorn served briefly as interim head coach of the Bulls in 1981-82.
1986to 2000Thorn was the NBA's Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations.
Thorn rejoined the Nets organization on June 2, 2000, and he was named the NBA Executive of the Year in
2002after the Nets advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history.
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