The 76ers plan to hire Rod Thorn as the new team president, according to an NBA source. Announcement of the hiring will come today, according to the source.
It appears Ed Stefanski, who was hired as the Sixers' president and general manager in December 2007, will continue solely as the team's GM.
Thorn was president of the New Jersey Nets for a decade. In his second season, 2001-02, the team reached the NBA Finals. Thorn and Stefanski, who was named the Nets' GM in 2004, worked together for six seasons in New Jersey.
According to the source, the two sides reached an agreement yesterday, after chairman Ed Snider reached out to Thorn.