According to Ken Berger of CBSSports, Sixers president Rod Thorn is considering retirement. The report claims a source who has indicated that Thorn is leaning towards retirement, although he has not yet officially made a decision.
Leaving at this stage of the offseason would put the Sixers in a tricky situation, with the draft and free agency right around the corner. Tony DiLeo is someone who could potentially take over, at least in an interim role. As we previously reported, DiLeo had informally talked with the Blazers about their open general manager position. Having been with the Sixers organization since 1990-1991, his familiarity with the front office and their thinking could likely ease any transition and keep the ship afloat this late into the draft and free agency process.
Thorn joined the Sixers in August 2010. His previous stop was with the New Jersey Nets, where he was with the team from 2000 through the 2009-2010 season.
I'm currently trying to reach out to my sources, who have at this point neither confirmed nor denied the possibility of Thorn retiring in the near future. I have also contacted the Sixers, who have yet to return my query.
We will update as soon as more information becomes available.