HoopsHype Rod Thorn rumors

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“I don’t see us moving up,” Sixers president Rod Thorn said after watching Illinois center Meyers Leonard work out Tuesday. Meyers, who’s 7-foot-1, 245 pounds, is one of several power forwards or centers who the Sixers have worked out over the past four weeks. Delaware News Journal

June 25, 2012 Updates

Looks like all the talk about Rod Thorn being a lame duck was a bit premature. When asked over a week ago what his role would be in the upcoming draft – right after it was reported that Danny Ferry was the leading candidate to take over his job as Sixers president, Rod Thorn had this to say to The Inquirer regarding Thursday’s upcoming talent grab. "Oh, yeah," Thorn said. "We will do it the same way we did last year. I'm busy with that now, and it will be exactly the same way." Philadelphia Inquirer

According to a source reached on Monday, Thorn, who still has a full year remaining on his contract with the Sixers, will continue in this capacity while a search for his successor continues. “Can’t imagine that right now they would just turn over the draft and what they are going to do in the short amount of time that they have now,” the source said. Philadelphia Inquirer

Adrian Wojnarowski: Philadelphia wants a succession plan from GM Rod Thorn, and will take its time now. Thorn will continue to run 76ers basketball ops for now. Twitter

June 24, 2012 Updates

While he won't reveal what his plans are for Thursday's draft, Sixers president/general manager Rod Thorn said that when it comes to drafting players and making deals, he relies upon a formula. "Essentially, you draft for talent and you trade for need," Thorn said. Philadelphia Inquirer

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Ferry, who built the Cleveland Cavaliers into one of the league's top teams as the club's GM from 2005-2010, is one of the most respected and coveted basketball minds in the league and is also being courted by the Philadelphia 76ers. The Sixers have spoken to Ferry about replacing Rod Thorn in their front office. ESPN.com

June 15, 2012 Updates

It was inconsequential that Thomas and Jordan both owned two championship rings. The NBA was in the early stages of a $3 million (money, marketing … and money) global initiative. Hence, Russ Granik, at the time deputy commissioner and liaison to USA Basketball, and Rod Thorn, who drafted His Airness as Bulls general manager and a league fixture in one capacity or another now for 50 years, weren’t about to tell Jordan to stay home. New York Post

June 13, 2012 Updates

Collins has one year left on his deal, with the team having an option for another. Harris has indicated that he and Collins could hammer out an extension this summer. Collins could actually be setting the course for his current associate head coach, Michael Curry, to eventually take over. Collins, who coached Curry for three seasons in Detroit, has given Curry most of the credit for designing the second-best defense in the league last season. Philadelphia Inquirer

Sixers president and general manager Rod Thorn acknowledged Tuesday that the team has begun a search for his replacement - Danny Ferry has already interviewed for the job, according to a league source - but he added that he expected to be very much involved with, if not in control of, the June 28 draft. Philadelphia Inquirer

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