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Old 11-27-2009, 02:05 PM   #1
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Default Sixers met with Allen Iverson Nov. 30, and on Dec 2 agreed to a deal

This thread was started on November 27, but the latest as of Monday, November 30 is that the Sixers have met with Allen Iverson to discuss signing him

http://www.insidehoops.com/blog/?p=5090

UPDATE: And on Dec. 2 the 76ers and Iverson agreed to a deal: http://www.insidehoops.com/blog/?p=5097

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Old 11-27-2009, 02:18 PM   #2
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id love to see this happen.
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Old 11-27-2009, 03:51 PM   #3
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Default Re: Sixers should sign IVERSON

I like it for Iverson.
I don't like it for Philli.

I have been rooting for a 76er return since he got moved from Denver. However, the Grizz thing makes it harder to happen somehow.

Iverson's welcome to Phili as a Nugget:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNcY-xn65rU
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Default Re: Sixers should sign IVERSON

I don't like it for either one of them. AI will always be remembered as a Sixer but right now I think Philly is more focused on developing Holiday and Williams because they aren't going to challenge for a championship anytime soon and Iverson won't change that.
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Default Re: Sixers should sign IVERSON

Philly is currently out of the playoff race right now with everyone playing as pretty much expected except Brand. Lou was really accelling, Thad is about on par with last season, Iggy has been good, Dalembert is about as effective as you'll get for the limited minutes they are now playing him, and Kapono & Carney are spreading the floor as expected.

I really don't see a reason why Philly wouldn't want to try experimenting with Iverson, especially with Lout out for the next 2 months. Starting out the season 5-9, with most of your players playing as expected is not good. There's only so long the "new coaching system" excuse will work.

You aren't suddenly going to insert a rookie PG into the lineup and expect a swing in the win %.
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Old 11-27-2009, 06:13 PM   #6
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Default Re: Sixers should sign IVERSON

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Philly is currently out of the playoff race right now with everyone playing as pretty much expected except Brand. Lou was really accelling, Thad is about on par with last season, Iggy has been good, Dalembert is about as effective as you'll get for the limited minutes they are now playing him, and Kapono & Carney are spreading the floor as expected.

I really don't see a reason why Philly wouldn't want to try experimenting with Iverson, especially with Lout out for the next 2 months. Starting out the season 5-9, with most of your players playing as expected is not good. There's only so long the "new coaching system" excuse will work.

You aren't suddenly going to insert a rookie PG into the lineup and expect a swing in the win %.

Well, Lou Williams was excelling for Lou Williams at least, but Thaddeus is having an awful year. Dalembert has been terrible, Kapono has been inconsistent and Carney's minutes have been erratic as has his play. Have you even seen a Sixers game this year?
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I don't like it for either one of them. AI will always be remembered as a Sixer but right now I think Philly is more focused on developing Holiday and Williams because they aren't going to challenge for a championship anytime soon and Iverson won't change that.

Why don't you like it for Iverson?
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so its a trend to not sign iverson when the lakers have ****ty guards like farmar LOL
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Why don't you like it for Iverson?

Why would he want to go to another **** team? Philly isn't built around him and he would be terrible there. His run in the NBA is over. He might latch on with someone but you can just forget about it. No one wants him. What's the sense of him going to a crap team and jacking up a bunch of shots every night? He needs a team to be built for him and at this stage in his career no one wants to do that. It's not like he practices much or is a good locker room guy. Coaches and GMs don't want him anywhere near young players.
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Why don't you like it for Iverson?

Why would he join another mediocre team? When Lou Williams comes back his minutes will be reduced than will complain, even as an AI fan I can admit this. At this point, the only reasonable destination for him is Charlotte. He respects Larry Brown and will listen to what he says and I think Larry Brown is the only coach in the league that knows how to use AI to the best of his ability.
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Why would he join another mediocre team? When Lou Williams comes back his minutes will be reduced than will complain, even as an AI fan I can admit this. At this point, the only reasonable destination for him is Charlotte. He respects Larry Brown and will listen to what he says and I think Larry Brown is the only coach in the league that knows how to use AI to the best of his ability.


AI stephan jackson, gerald wallace, and tysone chandler
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AI stephan jackson, gerald wallace, and tysone chandler

AI/Augustin
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Old 11-28-2009, 02:43 AM   #13
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If it goes down, this will be Iverson's audition to the rest of the L. If he does well, they will probably trade him to better team.
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i hope this happens. it cant hurt us at all.
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Default Sixers appear ready to bring back Allen Iverson

http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/1...g-back-Iverson

PHILADELPHIA – Allen Iverson not only may come out of retirement in a matter of days. But he also could very well return to the franchise where all of his glory began.

Numerous team sources confirmed on Friday that the 76ers’ brass has already talked — and talks will only escalate this weekend — about bringing Iverson back to Philadelphia. Possibly as early as next week.

“It’s being seriously considered,” one Sixers official said before his team lost to the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night. “We know the history. We know the ups and downs. But we’re also aware of what (Iverson) can do and that he’s needed here. We simply can’t just ignore the upside he’d bring. Not with our situation.”

As of Friday night, coach Eddie Jordan was on board with bringing Iverson back, according to sources. So were officials within the club’s hierarchy, along with the team’s executive adviser, Sonny Hill.

The rest of Jordan’s coaching staff is amenable to Iverson’s return, including assistant and former Sixer Aaron McKie, one of Iverson’s best friends, as well as assistant coach Randy Ayers — the former Sixers coach who had his share of run-ins with Iverson, ultimately lasting just 52 games before he was dismissed by former president and GM Billy King in 2003-04.

The Sixers say they are aware it will cost them less than $3 million to get Iverson — “possibly less than $2 million, according to another team source — and have every intention of acting on it, probably as early as Tuesday.

With the Sixers’ scheduled to play San Antonio on Sunday, then Dallas on Monday, sources said it’s entirely possible Jordan will fly from Dallas to Atlanta to meet with Iverson on Tuesday. That also happens to be the day Iverson is scheduled to meet with his former coach at Georgetown, John Thompson.

As far as the Sixers are concerned, it’s almost a no-brainer.

Entering Friday night, the Sixers were ranked 29th in league attendance, averaging 11,820 fans. Only the Memphis Grizzlies are worse.

Jordan is said to be incredibly frustrated with everything from Elton Brand’s work ethic to Andre Iguodala’s inability to make plays off the dribble. The one player he absolutely loves, guard Louie Williams, is out for eight weeks with a broken jaw.

“Eddie needs a playmaker,” another source said. “He needs an identity. Something to create some excitement.”

To add to the misery, the Sixers are 5-11, averaging just 97.6 points. Their only bona fide shooter is Jason Kapono. So there’s no question Iverson is appealing to the Sixers at the moment; even to team chairman Ed Snider, who screamed, “We’re gonna trade him,” before actually shipping Iverson (averaging 31.2 points per game at the time) to Denver in 2006.

The question remains, however, whether the Sixers would be appealing to Iverson.

“Scratch that,” one of Iverson’s confidants told me last night. “He’s interested.”

One thing’s for sure: If Iverson returns to Philadelphia, he will be a starter.

Team sources confirmed on Friday that Iverson would be a starter because Jordan had planned on starting Williams with rookie Jrue Holiday anyway, just to put some excitement and more ball-handlers into his Princeton-style offense. So even once Williams returns from injury, he’d be in the starting lineup with Iverson.

That means Iverson will return as a starter. He’ll be back in Philadelphia. And with the talent the Sixers already have on their roster, he could be the missing piece that propels them back to the playoffs.

Assuming, of course, the Sixers are willing to pull the trigger.

Under normal circumstances, considering the manner in which Iverson departed, the Sixers wouldn’t do this.

“But let’s face it: We’re very, very boring right now,” a team source said. “We have absolutely nothing to lose by bringing Iverson back. Nothing at all.”
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