Thorn taking responsibility for Nets' woes

Nets president Rod Thorn has been too busy trying to put out fires than worry about his own job security.

Updated: December 19, 2003, 10:01 AM ET
By By Terry Brown | NBA Insider
If New Jersey Nets president Rod Thorn is so busy trying to save the jobs of point guard Jason Kidd and head coach Byron Scott, then the next logical questions is . . . who's going to save Thorn's job?

"I am not trying to be a martyr here," Thorn said in the New York Daily News. "I am just telling you facts: Blame or credit for player personnel moves are laid at my doorstep. (And) Byron is the coach. I have supported Byron since he has been here. I will support him as long as he is the coach. I expect him to be the coach."

This is just the latest example of fire fighting Thorn has had to perform over the last year or so as the Nets have gone from two-time Eastern Conference champs to just another 12-12 team in the weakest division in the league.