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Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 at 9:30 am  |  11 responses

Allen Iverson Wants to Be a Consultant for the Philadelphia Sixers


The Answer turned down a chance to play in the D-League, and though he continues to work out in the increasingly slim hopes of signing another NBA contract, Allen Iverson’s manager (Gary Moore) has begun to look for off-the-court opportunities. One of those could be as a consultant in Philly. Reports the AP: “Moore was in Philadelphia visiting with Sixers owner Josh Harris and CEO Adam Aron about reconnecting Iverson with the 76ers. Iverson led the Sixers to the 2001 NBA Finals and is cemented as one of the franchise’s all-time great players. He is the franchise leader in 40-point games (76) and three-pointers (885), and is second behind Hal Greer in points (19,931). He had two stints with the Sixers, and last played for them in 2009-10. Moore said there are no immediate plans for the 37-year-old Iverson to retire. ‘Once he does do that, I want to ensure that Josh Harris and Adam Aron know how much Allen appreciates what Philadelphia has meant to him, what the NBA has meant to him,’ Moore said, ‘and to someday come back and be a consultant to them, to help them do certain things.’”

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  • Magic2012Fan

    Iverson will attend meetings as much as he attends practice.

  • spit hot fiyah

    so allen consult us
    AI: ok, cancel practice and give me a uniform

  • TheBigL

    Enough with the practice jokes. (Yes, I thought about them, too.) Allan Iverson can teach anyone about desire and heart. He can contribute as some sort of coach or consultant, I’m sure.

  • LLC#12

    You can’t teach desire or heart, you either want something or you don’t. I’m not really sure what AI could offer a team as a consultant.

  • shockexchange

    That’s like Mav returning to be an instructor at “Top Gun.”

  • fruizm

    Yeah enough with the practice jokes!!!

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    I like the idea. Seems like AI may be coming to grips with the fact that his playing career is most likely over. The number 3 should never be worn by a Sixer ever again. Put his jersey in the rafters.

  • ChosenOne

    You just know his HOF speech will be so emotional.

  • Fat Lever

    I don’t know how I feel about this. While I would like for AI to come back in some capacity to the franchise, what made AI so great was the intangibles you can’t teach. While the stuff you can, AI wasn’t the most adept at. He relied solely on his physical ability.

    He was himself, both good and bad. While he never compromised who he was, he was never the most professional professional off the court. I’m not sure what he brings to the table in that consulting capacity now.

    BUT, for example, if one of his main responsibilities was to get out into the community(at least at first) and do some social type of ish(helping kids with bball clinics to get them off the streets, etc) that may be a good starting point. Use his celebrity to help Philly with it’s crime problem in some capacity repping the Sixers, that would be awesome. If there is one thing AI has, it’s the support of the younger generation.

  • manhandled

    “…there are no immediate plans for the 37-year-old Iverson to retire…‘Once he does do that, I want to ensure that Josh Harris and Adam Aron know
    how much Allen appreciates what Philadelphia has meant to him, what the
    NBA has meant to him,’ Moore said, ‘and to someday come back and be a
    consultant to them, to help them do certain things.’”
    .
    I like the idea of him reconnecting with the 76ers and working with players but this isn`t happening anywhere in the near future as his manager implies in this article. This latest interest from a d-leag team has probably given Iverson more hope than before that an nba team would give him an nba contract. The clauses: “no immediate plans to retire” and “someday come back” suggest that Iverson wants that opportunity before it`s all said and done. Hope he gets it. Sixers are one of several nba teams who could currently use him.

  • Lloyd

    This man just trying to get his foot in the door. Watch, as soon as someone gets injured he’ll be like, “alriiiight I’ll suit up!” Here’s to hoping

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