There’s No ‘I’ in Team, But We Do Have A.I. Back in Philly

December 1st, 2009 by Bryan Toporek Leave a reply »
It's official: Allen Iverson is making his triumphant return to the Philadelphia 76ers, the place where he started his NBA career 13 years ago, after signing a pro-rated, one-year, non-guaranteed contract on Wednesday.

"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," team president Ed Stefanski said.

According to a source close to the negotiations, the Sixers offered Iverson the one-year contract on Tuesday for a pro-rated portion of the veteran's minimum $1.3 million , after coach Eddie Jordan and general manager Ed Stefanski met with Iverson for two hours on Monday .

This news comes on the heels of the Sixers management having met Tuesday with Iverson's agent, Leon Rose.

As early as Monday night, ESPN had reported that the meeting brought the Sixers closer to signing Iverson more than ever , with both sides considering a deal "far more likely than not."

In fact, ESPN even quoted one source as saying, "No doubt he's coming back."

ESPN reports  suggest that the Sixers will s ...

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