Is $5 Mil Enough to Bring A.I. to Memphis?

by July 09, 2009

Team owner Michael Heisley certainly hopes so: “Grizzlies owner Michael Heisley wants to meet with Iverson and is seriously considering a one-year, $5 million offer, according to team insiders. Heisley’s renewed interest presents a sudden turn of events, given that the organization had all but decided to pass on Iverson…What began as exploratory discussions with the Griz has turned into substantive talks, according to sources. And the Grizzlies are a house divided on the issue. There is little to no support for signing Iverson in the organization, but Heisley is having second thoughts. Heisley will make the final call, and he is leaning toward the risk-reward given Iverson’s marketing appeal and basketball ability compared with his controversial work ethic.”