Allen Iverson returns to NBA to play for Philadelphia 76ers again

December 2, 2009

(ChattahBox) — Allen Iverson is coming out of his short retirement and is rejoining the Philadelphia 76ers, according to a statement on the team’s Web site. Iverson signed as a free agent with Memphis this past September, but parted ways with the Grizzlies after appearing in just three games. He was officially waived on November 16, 2009.

Iverson got his opportunity after Lou Williams, who has averaged 17.4 points and 5.1 assists, broke his jaw in Philadelphia’s loss to Washington on Nov. 24.

“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,” Philadelphia 76ers President and General Manager  Ed  Stefanski said in a release.

Iverson is expected to make his debut Monday at home against the Denver Nuggets.

Iverson, the first overall pick by the Sixers in the 1996 NBA Draft, played 10-plus seasons in Philadelphia and ranks second in franchise history in scoring.


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  5. Chris Humpherys on December 4th, 2009 8:20 pm

    Personally, I think Philly did the right thing by bringing him back.

    Here’s my take if you’re so inclined.

    http://sportschump.net/2009/12/04/allen-iverson-comes-home/2410/

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