Rodney King Thorn (* May 23, 1941 in Princeton, West Virginia ) is a retired American professional basketball player and current manager of the New Jersey Nets. Thorn played 1963-1971 in the U.S. professional league NBA, at the Baltimore Bullets, Detroit Pistons, St. Louis Hawks and Seattle SuperSonics. In 1964 he was appointed to the NBA All- Rookie Team. In the 1980s, he was General Manager of the Chicago Bulls. In this capacity, he called Jerry Sloan on its first position as head coach of an NBA team and took the later Star player Scottie Pippen of the Bulls.
Since 2000, Rod Thorn is engaged as manager of the Nets. In the 2001 /02 season, he was named NBA Executive of the Year.
Thorn is one of the better managers in the NBA, which always manages to thread skillful players replacements.
- Basketball player (United States)
- Born in 1941