The 76ers plan to hire Rod Thorn as the new team president, according to an NBA source. Announcement of the hiring will come Thursday, according to the source.
Thorn was the president of the New Jersey Nets for a decade. In his second season in 2001-02, the team reached the NBA Finals. Thorn and Sixers general manager Ed Stefanski worked together for six seasons in New Jersey.
Thorn left the New Jersey organization earlier this summer, not long after Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov took over the franchise.