Saturday, June 26th, 2010 at 9:56 am  |  12 responses

Nets’ Rod Thorn Planning to Step Down

Reportedly unhappy with the pay cut Mikhail Prokhorov has offered, Nets president Rod Thorn will reportedly resign his position on July 15. The Nets are believed to be putting together a three-year offer to lure Bryan Colangelo (then again, could it be Bryan’s father… or Jerry West?) as Thorn’s replacement: “[Thorn's] current contract expires June 30, but he has yet to sign a new deal. [...] Former Suns chairman and current USA basketball director Jerry Colangelo is the leading candidate to replace Thorn, who will be involved in picking his successor. Prokhorov wants a big name and likes the job Colangelo did with the U.S. Men’s Olympic team. Colangelo also has relationships with the top free agents in the upcoming class, which could help the Nets in recruiting them as well as ease the transition from Thorn’s reign. A league source said Colangelo will be offered a three-year deal for roughly $12 million to $15 million.”

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  • Ganchan

    It’s to lure Jerry Colangelo and it’s Rod Thorn not his replacement whose contract expires on the 30th.

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  • http://thekobebeef.wordpress.com LDR4

    A Colangelo (either one) and Avery?! Can you say clash of ideals?

  • http://Twitter.com/pdxgaybball Dma

    They’re all puppets. You know Russian man is gonna buy a ‘ship from Stern

  • Bob McBobblehead

    Kevin Pritchard anyone?

  • nastierthanu

    Its a shame that the nets are outta jersey soon. We still are feeling the eddie o/ yinka dare sting. This cat seems to be about his business.

  • http://www.kaycephotography.com/ Kevin

    i wouldn’t mind seeing Kevin Pritchard get a chance to run things there, but he probably isn’t splashy enough

  • NBA kid

    what are the odds that the most interesting man in the world just runs everything himself?

  • http://www.slamonline.com J

    yeah kevin pritchard.

  • http://www.oo.com.au Dacre

    YINKA DARE UP IN HERE!!!!! Took dude 2 seasons to register an assist!

  • deano

    Lebron James anyone??

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