During his retiring ceremony, Allen Iverson said he was “sixer for life”, and years later it seems that former NBA star stays true to his word.
Iverson talked to the Philadelphia Inquirer and said that he’s ready to help his former team.
“I may not know everything about physical talent or anything like that, but I have a sharp mind when it comes to that look, being able to look into somebody’s eyes to tell if they are going to be in the foxhole with you tonight or if they are not,” Iverson said.
Iverson went on to add that he considers himself to have enough of brains to help the franchise he once took to the NBA finals.
“To me, I am a basketball genius and I really believe that, so at any capacity I could help this franchise, that is what I am going to do, whatever they ask me to do,” Iverson said.
Iverson, spent 14 seasons in the NBA, playing in 914 NBA games (901 started), and holds career average of 26.7 points per game, and 6.2 assists per game, with 41.1 minutes per game.
He scored a total of 24,368 career points. He was the winner of both the Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year honors. He is an 11-time All-Star, and 4-time NBA scoring champion.
Meanwhile, Iverson’s former coach Larry Brown supports the idea of Iverson being somehow involved with the NBA again.
“I just wish there was some way that he could be involved,” Brown said in a telephone interview. “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,” Brown said.
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