NBA Today: June 27

  • Rod Thorn plans to retire from the Nets on July 15 after the important weeks of free agency are over. Thorn orchestrated the Nets’ back-t0-back Finals runs by trading for Jason Kidd, and he is best known for drafting Michael Jordan.
  • Joining Avery Johnson on the Nets bench this season is new lead assistant Sam Mitchell. The Nets now have two of the last five NBA coaches of the year on their staff.

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