He’s baaaack! Allen Iverson’s officially a Sixer again, and the team’s banking on his talent to pull the Sixers out of slump and on his popularity, to boost ticket sales
The 76ers agreed Wednesday to a one-year deal with Iverson, 34. His second debut with the team will be Monday night, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m.
“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,” said 76ers President and GM Ed Stefanski.
The terms of deal weren’t disclosed, but WIP’s Howard Eskin said Iverson would be paid less than $700,000.
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. In 1996-97, Iverson took home Rookie of the Year honors with the Sixers. He helped guide Philadelphia to the NBA Finals in 2001, earning the league’s Most Valuable Player award for that season in the process.
A 10-time All-Star and two-time All-Star Game MVP, Iverson has been named to a total of seven All-NBA teams.