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Bucks Hire Rod Thorn As Special Consultant


The legendary exec that gave Jason Kidd his first shot as an NBA head coach is hoping to help turn franchise into an elite organization.

The Milwaukee Bucks have hired long-time NBA executive Rod Thorn as a special consultant, the team announced Monday morning in advance of its annual Media Day.

Thorn most recently served as the NBA’s president of basketball operations, where he oversaw the league’s daily operations under commissioner Adam Silver.

“Rod Thorn is an extremely respected and accomplished NBA executive at both the league and team levels,” Bucks owner Wes Edens said. “He will serve as a terrific resource to our ownership group, as well as John and Jason, as we build our organization into a championship contender. We’re thrilled to add a person of his caliber, with his basketball knowledge and expertise, to the Bucks family.”

Thorn is responsible for drafting Michael Jordan to the Chicago Bulls with the third overall pick in the 1984 NBA draft. He also traded for Jason Kidd, and turned the Nets into a winner.