The Sixers and Nets could have saved themselves a lot of time and money had they just thought about it. In 2007, the Sixers fired Billy King as their GM. King was hired by the Nets as their new GM in July. Meanwhile Rod Thorn, who ran the Nets between 2000 and 2010, will now take over as the Sixers new president.
Clearly, these two franchises have a strong admiration for how poorly each other has been performing over the last decade.
The move reunites Thorn with current Sixers GM Ed Stefanski, who worked under Thorn in New Jersey. L Liberty Ballers are still processing the move, keep an eye on the Sixers blog for updates and comments.