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December 7th, 2009 by Robert Kleeman Leave a reply »
Will Iverson Retire in Philly?

Allen Iverson will make his much ballyhooed return to the Philadelphia 76ers tonight against a former employer, the Denver Nuggets.

He will start in place of the injured Lou Williams. Hallelujah.

His stint in the Mile-High City was a disaster. Will his second stint with his first team be any different than his sour, cancerous turns in Detroit, Denver, and Memphis?

The question isn't whether Iverson can fit into the Sixers offense. It's whether the Sixers can fit into the Iverson offense.

He will control every possession, he will massage the ball until it tires of his rough touch, and he will not provide positive mentorship to youngsters who need to embrace defense and practice.

The Sixers now belong to Iverson. Owner Ed Snider should sign over his controlling interest in the team, Eddie Jordan will lose coaching control, and GM Ed Stefanski will become a spectator more than an executive.

Read Yahoo! Sports NBA writer Adrian Wojnarowski's piece on the subject if you haven't.

Philly fans love Iverson, and when the Sixers start losing again ...

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