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Prez Thorn to take over as GM

Updated: May 21, 2010, 10:33 AM ET
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New Jersey Nets team president Rod Thorn will take over as the team's general manager.

Thorn told the Bergen (N.J.) Record and The New York Daily News that the franchise would combine the two positions instead of replacing ousted GM Kiki Vandeweghe.

New Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov said Wednesday that Vandeweghe, whose contract expires June 30, would not be retained.

Thorn has been the Nets GM before and he's done well holding both jobs.

In 2001, he traded Stephon Marbury ...

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