Allen Iverson Would Like To Play With The Boston Celtics
Former NBA Most Valuable Player Allen Iverson has been open about his desire to return to the league in 2011-12 for any team, however according to the Boston Globe, the 36-year-old would love to land with the Boston Celtics.
“I have already spoken to Allen about that and many other opportunities, and of course he would be interested in anywhere in the NBA but Boston is particularly attractive to him,’’ Iverson’s manager Gary Moore told the Globe, “because of Danny Ainge, the organization, and one of the most respected coaches he knows in the business in Doc Rivers.
“He has the utmost respect for Doc Rivers and the current roster of players. Allen would relish the opportunity to play in that organization.’’
Iverson played overseas with Besiktas of the Turkish Basketball League last season after being unable to find an NBA team to sign on with. The 10-time All-Star says, however, that with family issues that left him distracted over the past two seasons now behind him, he’s ready to focus on returning to the NBA.
“That wasn’t me at all,” Iverson told Yahoo!. “Obviously, I was dealing with the situation with my daughter and going through a divorce, and I wasn’t there mentally. In my career those last couple years were so hard for me because I wasn’t there. Mentally, I wasn’t there.”