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N.Y. Wasn't The Answer For Iverson

In the end, the 76ers presented a better opportunity than New York for Allen Iverson

N.Y. Wasn't The Answer For Iverson

As it turned out, New York wasn't all that interested in signing Allen Iverson as a free agent. And Iverson, who had just left Memphis, was simply looking for a team ''that really wanted me.''

''I was serious about any team that really wanted me, that wanted me to come in and contribute,'' Iverson said after tonight's 93-92 loss to the Knicks. ''Obviously, this situation (with the Sixers) was a lot more serious.

''I would have been happy being with somebody that wanted me there for reasons to help the team. I didn't want anybody to want me to sell tickets or anything like that, to be any type of sideshow. I wanted to help a team win games. This was the best situation for me.''

Iverson, who signewd with the Sixers Dec. 2,  had 16 points and 5 assists in 34 minutes tonight, committing a single turnover.

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Bob Cooney has been at the Daily News for more than 20 years, working in the sports department for the past 15. This is his third season on the Sixers beat. He has covered just about everything, but mostly college basketball, where he was the La Salle beat writer for six seasons. E-mail Bob at cooneyb@phillynews.com and follow him on Twitter.

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