Monday, February 8, 2016

Iverson Officially Bound For Turkey

Former 76ers star Allen Iverson will be introduced Friday at a press conference in New York as he agrees to sign with Besiktas, a professional team in Turkey.

Iverson Officially Bound For Turkey


Allen Iverson is officially bound for Turkey.

A media advisory Thursday night said the former 76ers star has agreed in principle to a two-year $4 million contract with Besiktas, a professional team in Turkey.

He is expected to sign his contract this weekend and begin his overseas career the week of Nov. 8.

Iverson is expected to be at a press conference Friday at  2 p.m. at the St. Regis Hotel in New York, where he is expected to be joined by Besiktas owner Yildirim Demiroren and Seref Yalcin, an executive board member of the club.

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Iverson, a four-time scoring champion in the NBA, spent the first 10 seasons-plus of his career with the Sixers, then logged time with Denver, Detroit and Memphis before appearing in 25 games with the Sixers last season.

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