WASHINGTON (AP) — Former NBA GM and league executive Rod Thorn has been hired by the Washington Wizards as a senior adviser to general manager Tommy Sheppard.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Longtime NBA executive Rod Thorn is this year's recipient of the USA Basketball Edward S. Steitz Award.
Thorn will go into the Basketball Hall of Fame later this year. Thorn chaired the USA Basketball Men's National Team Selection Committee when the "Dream Team" for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics was assembled, and helped put together other Olympic gold-medal teams in 1996 and 2000.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Steve Nash was an unsung Canadian kid who got one significant U.S. basketball scholarship offer. Jason Kidd was an Oakland hoops prodigy ticketed for superstardom from childhood.
After parallel careers that first crossed during college workouts a quarter-century ago, two of the best point guards of their generation are thrilled to be headed into the Basketball Hall of Fame together.
"It's even more special when it's with him, and with so many people you respect," Nash said.
Boasting a budding star and an impressive roster of young talent, the Milwaukee Bucks are opening up their search for a new general manager to lead them into contention in the Eastern Conference.