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Sixers Set To Hire Rod Thorn As Team President

Multiple sources are reporting the Sixers have hired former Nets President Rod Thorn to take over the same role in Philadelphia.

Thorn began to inform league friends and associates of his decision on Wednesday night, and a formal announcement could come as soon as Thursday, sources said.

Thorn will move into the organization over general manager Ed Stefanski, a close friend who worked with Thorn for six seasons with the New Jersey Nets. The embattled Stefanski will stay on under Thorn, keeping with a similar arrangement they had with the Nets.

Although the Sixers have now hired an executive above him, you would imagine this move actually strengthens Ed Stefanski's position as GM with his friend and mentor Rod Thorn in charge of the organization.

Thorn won the NBA executive of the year award in 2002 and was GM of the Chicago Bulls when they drafted Michael Jordan in 1984.