Jun 222011

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Thorn: Sixers might draft a big man, might not

June 22 CSN Philly:

With the NBA draft countdown ticking toward 48 hours, Sixers president of basketball operations Rod Thorn did nothing to calm the sea of speculation about what will play out come Thursday night.  If anything, he stirred the waters even more.  “After the first maybe three or four picks, it’s pretty wide open as to where people are going to go,” Thorn said

Thorn talks ownership, draft and Iguodala

June 22 CSN Philly:

These are busy days for Sixers team president Rod Thorn.  The NBA draft is two days away. The organization is slated to pick 16th in a draft that Thorn called “pretty wide open” after the first four picks. The team’s current owner, Comcast-Spectacor, is in discussions with prospective new owners, led by New York native Josh Harris, who is estimated to be worth $1.5 billion. The NBA’s collective bargaining agreement will expire on June 30,

Sixers have split focus between draft and sale

June 22 Camden Courier-Post:

The upcoming NBA Draft isn’t the only thing on Sixers president Rod Thorn’ mind.  He has also been meeting with the prospective new owners of the team, and entertaining offers for Sixers guard/forward Andre Iguodala.  Through it all, Thorn and the Sixers’ brass are trying to figure out which players to take with their first-round pick (16th overall)

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