There’s certainly no love lost between Larry Brown and his former employer, the Philadelphia Sixers.
Brown hates the tanking strategy that the front-office in Philly has adopted the last few years, and one of his solutions to the Sixers’ woes is bringing Allen Iverson back into the fold as some kind of adviser to team management.
This is an amazing idea: Down with Sam Hinkie. Hire Iverson!
Per a deeply-negative Philly Inquirer column:
“I just wish there was some way that he could be involved,” Brown said. “Just teach him about the organization and let him figure it out, figure out how he can help. He can certainly judge talent. He certainly has people’s respect. Kids will listen to anything he said. He’s certainly bright as hell. […] Just teach him how to be involved with the NBA, whatever level you want, but I think ultimately I’d like to see him get into management. I think he’d be a huge asset.”
During a Comcast SportsNet telecast of a Sixers game in March, Iverson expressed an interest in joining the team’s front office: “I would like to be even in that war room – even if they don’t go with my decision or whatever, just to have an opinion and putting out what I think and trusting the organization to do what’s right.”
Still, Brown keeps up his behind-the-scenes campaign. He went on and on about a speech Iverson delivered to the SMU players during the 2013-14 season, how he electrified those kids who had grown up watching him. […] “You’ve never heard anything like it,” Brown said. “Nobody grabbed their attention like Allen Iverson.”