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Thorn on Dr. J

Many know that Rod Thorn came to the Nets from the NBA offices, but many do not know that this is actually Thorn's third stint with the Nets. He was an assistant coach under Kevin Loughery in both the ABA and the NBA. In an interview with, Thorn talks about how Julius Erving was a better defender than people make him out to be and how he was "the best teammate of all the players I’ve been involved with in 40-plus years of NBA basketball."