As if remaking the Nets wasn't enough, Rod Thorn is also spending part of his summer trying to get the US Olympic basketball program back on top.
Thorn is a key member of Jerry Colangelo's advisory panel on making sure that the 2008 Beijing Olympics isn't a replay of what happened in Athens last summer. And Thorn, like the Suns former owner, is taking a hard line on who should and shouldn't be wearing the red, white and blue. Thorn knows about the Olympics: four Nets have Olympic medals.
- USA Takes A World View of Basketball - Amy Shipley - Washington Post