The Philadelphia 76ers have reconsidered their stance about bringing back franchise icon Allen Iverson and plan to devote much of their weekend to weighing the merits of signing him, according to a team source.
But the source said Saturday that Iverson’s return is not a certainty and that no face-to-face meetings between Iverson and coach Eddie Jordan have been scheduled.
The source said Iverson is just one of the free-agent guards Philadelphia is considering since losing Lou Williams for eight weeks because of a broken jaw.
Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Stephen A. Smith, writing for FoxSports.com, quoted a team official early Saturday as saying that Iverson’s return was being “seriously considered.”
One Sixers source told Smith: “Let’s face it. We’re very, very boring right now. We have absolutely nothing to lose by bringing Iverson back. Nothing at all.”
By Marc Stein