In his best of the decade column, Dave D'Alessandro credits Rod Thorn with three of the decade's eight best trades: Jason Kidd for Stephon Marbury at #1; the Vince Carter for Alonzo Mourning, Eric and Aaron Williams plus picks at #3; and Richard Jefferson and Jason Collins for Eddie Griffin at #8. Dave D didn't list Thorn among the NBA's top five GM's of the decade. He calls Collins the decade's worst shooter.
- The Best of the Decade - NBA - Dave D'Alessandro - Star-Ledger
- 10 best teams of the decade - Mike Puma - New York Post
- The 00s: Ten best Big Apple athletes of the decade - Kristie Ackert - New York Daily News