Iverson to pursue job with Philadelphia Sixers after retirement


allen iverson with ballAllen Iverson still wants to play in the NBA, but whenever he officially retires from the game, he would like to return to the team in a consultant role, SBNation reported.

Iverson’s manager Gary Moore was just in Philadelphia visiting with Sixers owner Josh Harris and CEO Adam Aron about getting the 37-year-old involved with the organization once he steps away from the game for good:

“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.”

Iverson just turned down an offer to join Dallas Mavericks’ D-League affiliate, the Texas Legends.

The guard took to Twitter to express his gratitude for the offer, but said the D-League was not the right route for him.

The guard said he would like to make one last NBA comeback, but understands that his questionable behavior in year’s past may prohibit him from getting that chance.

Iverson last played in the NBA in March 2010 before leaving the Sixers to take care of his daughter. He played professionally in Turkey during the 2010-11 season, and has also played some exhibitions in China.

It’s hard to see an NBA team giving Iverson a chance without a D-League stint first, so this could truly be the end of the road for “The Answer” as a player.

Iverson, spent 14 seasons in the NBA, and was a winner of both the Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year honors. He is an 11-time all-star, and 4-time scoring champion.

Iverson took his team all the way to the NBA Finals in 2001 but lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in five games. Despite never winning a championship, Iverson was rated the fifth greatest NBA shooting guard of all time by ESPN in 2008.

Iverson played 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.

Four times in his career he averaged more than 30 points per game in a regular season – all with Philadelphia 76ers.

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