Will Allen Iverson be joining the Philadelphia 76ers again?
This week, the retired Sixers legend said he’d like to work in the team’s front office… in some capacity.
“I would like to be even in that war room,” Iverson told Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia. “Even if they don’t go with my decision or whatever, just to have an opinion and putting out what I think and trusting the organization to do what’s right.”
A.I. played parts of 12 seasons in Philadelphia, during which he helped lead the Sixers to its last appearance in the NBA Finals in the 2000-01 season. He had his No. 3 retired by the franchise last season.
His talent and toughness were never questioned, and that’s something he believes he can evaluate better than most.
“Their fight,” Iverson said. “Their fight. The fight in a guy. I’m the biggest [Russell] Westbrook fan I think there is. You know what I mean? Because he reminds me so much of myself as far as his heart and laying it on the line night in and night out. This is a guy who’s going to bring it every single night.”
This season, the Sixers are 16-52, ahead of only the New York Knicks (14-54) in the Eastern Conference. Maybe Iverson could help?