In Rod We Trusted. Solid as the Dollar from which that line was drawn.
Now with the Thorn Era ending, the Nets are offering their thanks for taking a team that was a joke and making it into a contender ...before a host of circumstances sent it back to the place where he found it.
It's all as low-key as the West Virginian and just as optimistic. In his interviews, Thorn insists he's not retiring, that he still wants a place in basketball.
For those fans who were here when he walked in the door a decade ago and have stuck around, today brings back as many memories and feelings as when Jason Kidd was traded.
There may be some rancor, some bittersweet to go along with the good cheer and memories of sheer joy but being a Nets fan has been a lot more fun, a lot more rewarding because of Rodney King Thorn. Best wishes to him and his family. He'll be missed.
- NETS: Rod Thorn Interview (Video) - Chris Carrino - New Jersey Nets
- NETS: Farewell, Rod Thorn (Video) - New Jersey Nets
NETS: Farewell, Rod - From the NBA - Ben Couch - New Jersey Nets
- In final day on job, Thorn chronicles life-long career in basketball - Dave D'Alessandro - Nets Blast
Rod Thorn keeping options open as he leaves Nets 'in very capable hands' - Dave D'Alessandro - Star-Ledger
- Rod’s Last Day - Al Iannazzone - In the 'Zzone
- Thorn would have stayed for LeBron - Al Iannazzone - The Record
The Rod Thorn Decade - Al Iannazzone - The Record
- Thorn says goodbye to Nets - Fred Kerber - New York Post Nets Blog
Thorn would have stayed for LeBron - Fred Kerber - New York Post
- Thorn's last day on the job - Stefan Bondy - The InterNets
A Thorn to remember - Stefan Bondy - The InterNets
- LeBron would have kept Thorn with the Nets - Stefan Bondy - New York Daily News
Thorn Speaks on Stepping Down - Ben Couch - New Jersey Nets
- Thorn stays if LeBron chooses New Jersey, not Miami - Tom Canavan - AP