Report: Allen Iverson on push to have Sixers hire him, “I am a basketball genius”
We’re talking about Allen Iverson watching practice? I mean, listen, we’re talking about practice, not a game, not a game, not a game, we talking about practice.
Although that’s what assistant GMs often do — watch their team practice, watch a college team practice, watch an obscure European team practice. The job isn’t quite as glamorous as some fans believe.
Former Philadelphia 76ers coach Larry Brown has been lobbying Sixers GM Sam Hinkie to hire Iverson as an assistant GM, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Iverson thinks that’s an excellent idea, saying he brings a particular skill set to the table.
Iverson said he couldn’t help with this year’s draft as he hasn’t watched any college basketball — but he would in the future if hired. He also said it was up to the organization.
Iverson turned 40 recently and has struggled with life after basketball. And at times during basketball.
I could see the organization hiring Iverson in sort of an ambassador role, but not as a guy who is part of the decision-making process. Regardless of what you think of Hinkie’s rebuilding plans for the organization, injecting Iverson into a role in the front office seems flawed.