Eddie Jordan is making it sound as if the 76ers' consideration of free agent guard Allen Iverson isn't as serious as it has been portrayed.
Speaking before this morning's shootaround in San Antonio, Jordan said he has not spoken with Iverson and that the Sixers are not seriously looking at any free agents.
''It's something that's probably more in the media than it actually is,'' the Sixers' coach told reporters. ''We're just going about our daily operation of practicing and trying to win a game. But certainly I have not talked to anybody about Allen Iverson.''
That may be, but the basketball operations department has clearly been considering, among others, Iverson, in the absence of Lou Williams, who is out for two months with a broken jaw bone. The Sixers go in to tonight's game--the start of a four-game trip--having lost five games in succession.
''We have not talked about adding anybody to our team because we still have a good roster,'' Jordan said. ''We have depth, we have flexibility. Elton's coming back, and we have guards.''
That was a reference to power forward Elton Brand, who sat out Friday's loss to Atlanta with a strained hamstring; he was scheduled to also miss tonight's game and return tomorrow night in Dallas. Rookie Jrue Holiday has started the last two games at the point.