Allen Iverson eyes Sixers front-office job

Appearing in the broadcast booth with Marc Zumoff and Malik Allen on Wednesday night, Iverson revealed that he would like to join the Sixers front office. “I have a relationship with these fans like no other. And with this city and with this organization,” Iverson explained of his ties to Philadelphia. “Anything I can do to help, I’m here.” The conversation then turned to Iverson’s post-retirement plans, and if he would like to remain around the game, potentially in a front office capacity. “I would like to be even in that war room,” Iverson replied. “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.”


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October 10, 2015 | 6:08 am EDT Update
James discussed his newest Nike shoe – the LeBron 13, due in stores next week – he suggested that when he sees opponents wearing his signature Nike shoe it gives him an advantage. “If you just a guy that’s just like, you actually just go to Foot Locker or somewhere, you just get a pair of ‘Brons and you want to wear ’em on a Tuesday night vs. me — I’ma bust your (butt),” James said. “Straight up.” “It’s disappointing,” Nowitzki said. “Honestly, you’d wish more guys would be doing more, at least more contact or run more. But that’s not the case. Some of these guys have had major, major surgeries. And whatever the doc tells them, you got to take it slow. “Obviously, Parsons and Wes are both guys that want to be here for a lot of years. It would be wrong to push it too much in October and not have them later in the season. You want to take it slow and progress week to week, and whenever they’re ready, they’re ready.”
Former Kansas men’s basketball standout Bill Bridges, 76, passed away on Sept. 25 in Santa Monica, California, after a prolonged battle with cancer. A 6-foot-6 power forward from Hobbs, New Mexico, Bridges earned All-American honors in 1961, when he averaged 16.1 points and 14.1 rebounds per game. That single-season rebound average still ranks third in the KU record book. Bridges earned a berth on the All-Big Eight Conference team after each of his three seasons at Kansas (1959-61).
October 9, 2015 | 7:42 pm EDT Update
Yet, World Peace maintained he preferred taking that path to prove to himself that his diminished statistics stemmed more from sacrificing on NBA teams than any erosion of skills. So much that World Peace said he turned down a chance to sign with the Clippers during the 2014-15 season. “In China, I had to get my game back,” World Peace said. “Doc [Rivers] asked me to come to the Clippers. I told him, ‘I’m going to China first. When I come back, I’ll come to the Clippers.’ I want to get my game back on.”
Klay Thompson issued a retort to Doc Rivers after the Los Angeles Clippers coach commented on the Warriors being lucky they faced neither the Clippers nor San Antonio in the playoffs. “Didn’t they lose to the Rockets? Exactly,” Thompson said, laughing in reference to Houston coming from behind to beat the Clippers in the Western Conference semifinals. “That just makes me laugh. That’s funny. Weren’t they up 3-1, too? Yeah, tell them I said that. That’s funny, man. That’s funny.”
Moe Harkless on Friday missed his second day of basketball workouts as he continues his recovery from a concussion. The Trail Blazers’ small forward sustained his injury during a Wednesday morning practice at the team’s practice facility in Tualatin and he has not played since. Harkless has not spoken to reporters in three days and coach Terry Stotts said he wasn’t exactly sure when and how Harkless suffered the concussion. “He got hit in practice,” Stotts said. “I’m not sure how.”
The National Basketball Players Association is working on a program that would fund cardiac screening and supplemental health insurance for its retired players, an initiative expedited by the recent sudden deaths of legends Darryl Dawkins and Moses Malone. The joint effort between union executive director Michele Roberts and NBA commissioner Adam Silver — at a time when there still may be potentially acrimonious labor negotiations looming for their sides — is intended to ease the health concerns of its retired players.
Silver said the NBA is prepared to provide the union with both financial support and a vast array of medical resources, including a prodigious network of cardiologists who have been affiliated with the NBA for years. Roberts and her staff presented their vision of comprehensive screening for retirees to current players at their annual Las Vegas meeting in July. While union officers (among them president Chris Paul and vice president LeBron James) were keenly receptive, they pressed for more specifics and wanted assurances that the program would be sustainable.
October 9, 2015 | 3:36 pm EDT Update

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