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Former Sixers Nap Commander Rod Thorn Becomes NBA's President of Basketball Operations

I expect the NBA to sign Kenyon Martin any second now.

The internet says the guy on the right is Rod Thorn. Okay, Internet.
The internet says the guy on the right is Rod Thorn. Okay, Internet.
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I've always disliked Rod Thorn more than I probably have the right to. He was just such a ridiculously boring President/GM that evoked strong feelings of sweaty afternoon naps and windowless college lecture halls that I've developed a dull sensation of disdain for the man. That may be just me, because the Hot Rod has been named the NBA President of Basketball Operations with Stu Jackson stepping down.

Good for Rod, but more importantly....


He leaves a massive hole in the Sixers front office infrastructure with only Julius Erving, Doug Collins, Adam Aron, Sharone Wright, Amal McAskill, B. Franklin Dogg, Francisco Elson, Toastioni, Dongaila, Ed Stefanski, Ed Snider, Eddie Jordan, Ed Edd n Eddy, Ed Hardy, Matt and Jeff Hardy, Matt Saracen, Jeff Foxworthy, Rick Fox, Rick Kamla, Kammron Taylor, Taye Diggs, Daggett from Angry Beavers, Theodore Cleaver, Doogie Howser, Neil Patrick Harris, and Mike Levin as the remaining team advisers. Not sure what sort of consulting we can provide without the stern sleepiness of Thorn-Dawg, but we'll sure as heck try.

In non-Rod news, I'd like to once again direct your attention to a weekly podcast I'm doing with Spike Eskin of Spike Eskin dot com. It's very appropriately titled "The Rights to Ricky Sanchez" and I'm going to take credit for that name even though he came up with it. Spike wakes me up every Wednesday morning (6AM my time! 6AM!) and yanks embarrassing, barely-intelligible quotes from my face and puts it online. Special thanks to Ricky Sanchez for being the best.

Here's the one we did today. And here's last week's and the week before. We'll link to it liberally, but you should probably just get a twitter and subscribe to the podcast and follow the whole LB gang already to make these things easier.

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