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August 13, 2010 | by Ed Barkowitz
Name: ROD THORN Age: 69 Title: Sixers president Born: Princeton, W.Va. Birthdate: May 23, 1941 Family: Wife Peggy; son Jonathan; twin daughters Amanda and Jessica. College: Attended West Virginia (honorary degree); earned a B.A. in political science from the University of Washington. Previous job: Was the Nets' team president from 2000-10 and helped the team reach the NBA Finals in 2002 and '03. New Jersey won its first NBA division title in 2002 and went to the playoffs a franchise-best six consecutive seasons from 2002-07.
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August 13, 2010 | By PHIL JASNER, jasnerp@phillynews.com
LONG AGO and far away, way down in West Virginia and another era, Rod Thorn was a good basketball player. A very good player with an unusual two-handed jump shot. Daily News columnist Stan Hochman called it a "Thornderbolt. " Since then, Thorn has played in the NBA, been a general manager, been an executive in the league office, teamed with Ed Stefanski to help the New Jersey Nets go to the Finals twice. In 46 years, there probably isn't anything, Eddie Jordan's coaching job here last season notwithstanding, that he hasn't seen or done.
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April 1, 1993 | By Bob Ford, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The NBA acted quickly yesterday to hand down penalties in two fights that took place Tuesday night. Rod Thorn, the league's director of operations, suspended superstar rookie Shaquille O'Neal of Orlando for one game and fined him $10,000 for a punch to the head of Detroit's Alvin Robertson. Robertson was fined $7,500 for his part in the altercation. As a result of a lesser incident, New Jersey's Derrick Coleman was fined $5,000 and Armon Gilliam of the Sixers was fined $2,000.
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February 29, 1992 | By M. G. Missanelli and Kevin Tatum, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Jayson Williams' mad rush at Charlotte forward J. R. Reid on Thursday night has cost the 76ers forward a two-game suspension and a $10,000 fine. Williams will sit out tonight's game at Washington and Wednesday's home game against Atlanta. He was suspended and fined for leaving the bench during an incident involving teammate Charles Barkley with 4 minutes, 28 seconds remaining in the third quarter of the Sixers' embarrassing 136-84 loss to the Hornets in Charlotte. Barkley ran into Reid and was charged with an offensive foul.
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November 9, 1989 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Magic Johnson and four other NBA players were fined a total of $6,500 by league vice president Rod Thorn yesterday for fighting in Tuesday night games. Johnson and his Los Angeles Lakers teammate Byron Scott were fined for fighting with Kevin Johnson of the Phoenix Suns in the Lakers' 111-107 victory. The Johnsons were both ejected after Magic Johnson slapped Kevin Johnson in the face. Magic Johnson was fined $3,000 and Kevin Johnson $1,000. Scott was fined $500 for pushing Kevin Johnson in the chest.
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April 3, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
Dennis Rodman hit the boards and steered clear of the officials. Well-behaved in his return last night from a six-game suspension, Rodman had 13 rebounds, eight points and no head-butts to help the visiting Chicago Bulls beat the Miami Heat, 110-92. Rodman, suspended for head-butting a referee March 16, picked up his first foul nine seconds after entering the game in the first period. He threw his arms up in an exaggerated gesture, but said nothing to the officials. "I think they tested me," he said.
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March 28, 1998 | by Paul Domowitch, Daily News Sports Writer
As expected, the NBA fined 76ers coach Larry Brown and two of his players, Derrick Coleman and Allen Iverson, for disparaging comments they made about the league's officials in general and Billy Oakes in particular after Wednesday's 91-86 loss to the New Jersey Nets. Brown and Coleman were fined $6,000 each by Rod Thorn, the NBA's senior vice president of basketball operations. Iverson took a $3,000 hit. Brown, Coleman and Iverson all complained the Sixers haven't gotten a fair shake from NBA officials, particularly Oakes.
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April 1, 1993 | by Bernard Fernandez, Daily News Sports Writer
Armon Gilliam had no major complaints about the $2,000 fine he received for scuffling Tuesday night with the New Jersey Nets' Derrick Coleman. "All in all, I guess it's fair," the 76ers forward said before last night's 109-103 loss to the Celtics. "I don't think I should have been fined as much as I was, but I realize something had to be done. "Over the last couple of weeks, there have been some incidents and the league has to do something to keep it under control. I'm sure they want to keep it under control.
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April 12, 1990 | By Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
Charles Barkley has deep pockets. Yesterday, the NBA asked the 76ers' captain to dig into them one more time. This time, the league office fined him $1,500 for what vice president of operations Rod Thorn termed "initiating an altercation" with New York center Patrick Ewing last Friday night in Madison Square Garden. In that incident, Barkley twice knocked Ewing down after absorbing what Barkley termed "a couple of cheap shots" from Ewing. Ewing was fined $500 for what Thorn termed "escalating the altercation," and Knicks forward Charles Oakley - who was in street clothes because of a broken bone in his left hand - was fined $1,500 for leaving the bench area and "serving as other than a peacemaker.
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July 12, 2013 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
ORLANDO - The much-anticipated trade completion that will send Jrue Holiday to the New Orleans Pelicans for Nerlens Noel and a first-round pick was not completed yesterday. Though yesterday marked the end of the NBA moratorium, the deal was not completed. A source told the Daily News that some things still needed to be completed and that the deal would be done officially by today, tomorrow or maybe even after the weekend. Part of the reasoning could be that Jrue Holiday got married on Sunday and is on his honeymoon.
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July 12, 2013 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
ORLANDO - The much-anticipated trade completion that will send Jrue Holiday to the New Orleans Pelicans for Nerlens Noel and a first-round pick was not completed yesterday. Though yesterday marked the end of the NBA moratorium, the deal was not completed. A source told the Daily News that some things still needed to be completed and that the deal would be done officially by today, tomorrow or maybe even after the weekend. Part of the reasoning could be that Jrue Holiday got married on Sunday and is on his honeymoon.
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June 14, 2012 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
Rod Thorn is an NBA lifer, and he knows there are a lot worse ways to be removed from a job than the one he is currently experiencing with the 76ers. Thorn has made a long career out of getting along, out of working the slow play of building a basketball team. A little progress here, a little reason for hope there, and the years can add up to a comfortable life of administering a roster without ever necessarily attacking it. That probably sounds harsher than it should, because a team can also suffer just as easily in the hands of a general manager who tries to do too much too quickly as it can with someone content to sit behind a desk and let things play out. With the Sixers, Thorn found himself in a situation with a new set of owners who didn't make their money by investing in IBM and turning off the computer and with a head coach too impatient to wait for microwave popcorn.
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May 29, 2012 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 76ers hadn't gotten much sleep when they met Sunday for one last time about 12 hours after their season had ended with Saturday's 85-75 loss to the Celtics in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals in Boston. The players and management assessed a season that started quickly, with 20 wins in the first 29 games, and hit some major bumps in the road before the Sixers picked it up in the end, earning a longer postseason stay than anyone had predicted. Yes, the Sixers were helped in the first round by injuries to Chicago's Derrick Rose and then Joakim Noah.
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December 3, 2010 | by Bob Cooney
A LITTLE MORE than a month before the 76ers embarked for training camp with a new coach and memories from a dismal 2009-10 season that produced 27 wins and 55 losses, Rod Thorn was brought in to be the team's president. Thorn had spent the previous 10 seasons with the New Jersey Nets, but that relationship ran its course. While there in the same role, he oversaw a team that reached two NBA Finals. His hiring here in mid-August, along with keeping general manager Ed Stefanski, whom Thorn worked with in New Jersey during those Finals runs, was a sure sign by chairman Ed Snider that the time had come for this organization to warrant interest again.
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August 13, 2010 | By Kevin Tatum, Inquirer Staff Writer
After hiring highly regarded coach Doug Collins in May, and taking guard Evan Turner with the No. 2 pick in the June NBA draft, the 76ers on Thursday added the well-respected Rod Thorn to their front office by naming him team president. The move reunites Thorn with Ed Stefanski, who has been the Sixers president and general manager since 2007. Stefanski, who relinquished his title of president and will remain as general manager, was on the staff when Thorn began a 10-year tenure as president of the New Jersey Nets in 2000.
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August 13, 2010 | By PHIL JASNER, jasnerp@phillynews.com
LONG AGO and far away, way down in West Virginia and another era, Rod Thorn was a good basketball player. A very good player with an unusual two-handed jump shot. Daily News columnist Stan Hochman called it a "Thornderbolt. " Since then, Thorn has played in the NBA, been a general manager, been an executive in the league office, teamed with Ed Stefanski to help the New Jersey Nets go to the Finals twice. In 46 years, there probably isn't anything, Eddie Jordan's coaching job here last season notwithstanding, that he hasn't seen or done.
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August 13, 2010 | by Ed Barkowitz
Name: ROD THORN Age: 69 Title: Sixers president Born: Princeton, W.Va. Birthdate: May 23, 1941 Family: Wife Peggy; son Jonathan; twin daughters Amanda and Jessica. College: Attended West Virginia (honorary degree); earned a B.A. in political science from the University of Washington. Previous job: Was the Nets' team president from 2000-10 and helped the team reach the NBA Finals in 2002 and '03. New Jersey won its first NBA division title in 2002 and went to the playoffs a franchise-best six consecutive seasons from 2002-07.
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August 12, 2010
The 76ers Thursday named Rod Thorn, an NBA veteran of more than four decades, as the team's new president. Ed Stefanski, who had served as the team's president and general manager since December 4, 2007, will continue in his role as general manager, the team said. "Rod is one of the most respected basketball minds in the game today," Comcast-Spectacor Chairman Ed Snider said in a statement. "When we learned that he would not be re-signing with the Nets, we realized that this would be a terrific opportunity to bring one of the top executives in the NBA to the Sixers to work closely with Ed Stefanski.
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June 8, 2000 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
Pat Croce will get a chance to get at least some of his team's money back. The 76ers' president has asked for - and will receive - a hearing before NBA commissioner David Stern concerning a $50,000 fine levied against the franchise during the second-round playoff series against the Indiana Pacers. In the Game 4 victory on May 13, Sixers center Matt Geiger took two flagrant fouls against the Pacers' Reggie Miller and subsequently was fined $20,000 and suspended for two games by then-league executive vice president Rod Thorn.
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March 28, 1998 | by Paul Domowitch, Daily News Sports Writer
As expected, the NBA fined 76ers coach Larry Brown and two of his players, Derrick Coleman and Allen Iverson, for disparaging comments they made about the league's officials in general and Billy Oakes in particular after Wednesday's 91-86 loss to the New Jersey Nets. Brown and Coleman were fined $6,000 each by Rod Thorn, the NBA's senior vice president of basketball operations. Iverson took a $3,000 hit. Brown, Coleman and Iverson all complained the Sixers haven't gotten a fair shake from NBA officials, particularly Oakes.
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