Allen Iverson has accepted the 76ers’ one-year, non-guaranteed offer. Welcome back, welcome back … Iverson is headed back to Philadelphia and he’ll be joining the 76ers, the team that drafted him with the No. 1 pick in the ’96 NBA draft, according to the team’s site.
“In light of the recent injury to Lou Williams, which will sideline him for close to eight weeks, we felt that Allen was the best available free agent guard to help us at this time,”
“I told him I would like for him to start, and that’s where it sort of ended,” Jordan said. “And he was really like a kid at Christmas.”
76ers President and General Manager Ed Stefanski said in a statement. Iverson, his agent and business manager met with Stefanski, coach Eddie Jordan and two other members of the organization Monday. The Gunslingin’ Answer is likely to make his return in a Sixers jersey on Monday night against the Nuggets, another one of Iverson’s recent teams. You know you like that …
“Without really seeing him on the floor, I would like to compare him to Brett Favre, a guy who people think is too old to play and he’s almost having an MVP year,” Jordan said. “That’s off the top of my head. When I woke up this morning, I said, ‘Maybe he can be that.’ It’s not a big maybe. I think he can be that.”