NBA great Allen Iverson has revealed that he has a desire to be involved with the Philadelphia 76ers and would be open to a position in the front office.
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Iverson has previously insisted that a future in coaching doesn’t interest him, and ultimately after that infamous rant he conceded that his team wouldn’t ever practice.
However, he may well be looking to get back involved in the NBA, particularly with former team the Sixers as he admitted that he would love to have a role working in the front office of the organisation.
“I would like to be even in that war room. 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,” he said on CSN Philly during the Detroit Pistons game this week.”
Iverson was asked as to what he would look for in possible players that the franchise might sign, as Philadelphia have received significant criticism this year for their trade dealings after piling up Draft picks but parting with several promising young stars.
“Their fight. Their fight. The fight in a guy. I’m the biggest 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.”
The 39-year-old would certainly bring more passion and directness to the organisation if he were to work higher up in the hierarchy, but it remains unlikely that Sam Hinkie will bring him on board.
Iverson would certainly be able to help in some capacity given his history in the league and the respect that he commands from the players, but coaching certainly won’t be on the agenda.