Thorn talks about leaving Nets

Updated: July 16, 2010, 3:54 PM ET
Associated Press

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Rod Thorn would have changed his mind and remained as the Nets' president and general manager if LeBron James had decided to play in New Jersey.

"Just to watch," Thorn said.

In a 90-minute conversation with beat writers on his final day on the job, Thorn reminisced about his decade with the Nets and also recalled fond memories from his nearly half-century association with the NBA.

Most of the time, the 69-year-old laughed, telling one funny story after ...

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