Allen Iverson eyes Sixers front-office job

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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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July 2, 2015 | 12:41 pm EDT Update
There’s one front row fixture at Paris Fashion Week that you never want to sit behind: Amar’e Stoudemire. He’s 6′ 10″ and has a penchant for big hats. He’s also a six-time NBA All-Star and a fashion fanatic with a keen eye and the ability to add just the right amount of American swagger to the high-end designer ensembles he collects. That’s why we asked him to share his personal photos and unique reviews of some recent Paris runway shows with us. It just made sense. When you’re that tall and famous, you’ve always got the best seat in the house. On Rick Owens: “Owens was one of the most interesting shows of the week—simply remarkable. His inspiration was the military M-65 field jacket. The fabric he uses for his shirts are light and I personally love his easy-to-wear clothing. Not to mention the shoes. They look like some sort of boot-sandal combination. Love them. His show was the most interesting because one of the models pulled out a sign that wasn’t planned. It read “Please Kill Angela Merkel Not.” I was so surprised. That was the talk of the show.”
July 2, 2015 | 12:21 pm EDT Update

Marc Gasol, Grizzlies nearing five-year deal

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The Memphis Grizzlies and star center Marc Gasol continue to progress toward agreement on a five-year max contract that will cross the $100 million threshold, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that the exact timetable for a verbal agreement between Gasol and the Grizzlies remains unknown, but team officials — including owner Robert Pera — were in Spain this week to greet Gasol in his hometown of Barcelona shortly after free agency commenced at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday.
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Although the exact contract structure remains to be seen, sources said Thursday that Gasol’s preference remains to do a full five-year deal with the only team he has ever played for in the NBA as opposed to a short-term deal. As ESPN.com reported earlier this week, Gasol has shunned the opportunity to let interested teams court him in free agency, signaling to the rest of the league ‎that the 30-year-old is essentially unavailable.
July 2, 2015 | 11:47 am EDT Update
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In his first postseason public comments regarding his relationship with Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler said both players want to win and he respects his Bulls’ backcourt mate. “I don’t think we have any issues. I think we’re fine,” Butler told Rolling Stone magazine. “I think we’re two basketball players that want to win games. That’s where I’ll leave it at. I think we just wanna win, bring a championship the city, to the organization. I think that’s our job. And I think we’re gonna do whatever it takes to make that happen. I have a lot of respect for the guy.”
Butler shared his impressions of new coach Fred Hoiberg with Rolling Stone. “He’s a really good coach. He knows what he’s doing,” Butler told the magazine. “He has some great offensive schemes and a great coaching staff. I think he’s gonna be good for the Bulls. I think Chicago will like him. He’s a very likeable guy, very successful at the college level and hopefully he can bring it to the Bulls.”
July 2, 2015 | 11:31 am EDT Update
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