If you remember, back in March, Allen Iverson said on a Sixers game broadcast that he’d like to be involved in the front office. So, this whole idea didn’t come out of the blue. However, it’s hard to see Iverson being one of the voices in personnel decisions.
Here is what the Inquirer said:
Through the team’s part-owner David Blitzer and Iverson’s longtime manager Gary Moore, Brown has spent months lobbying the 76ers to hire Iverson as an assistant general manager.
“I just wish there was some way that he could be involved,” Brown said in a telephone interview Friday. “Just teach him about the organization and let him figure it out, figure out how he can help. He can certainly judge talent. He certainly has people’s respect. Kids will listen to anything he said. He’s certainly bright as hell.
“Just teach him how to be involved with the NBA, whatever level you want, but I think ultimately I’d like to see him get into management. I think he’d be a huge asset.”
While Larry Brown is still a part of Sixers history, his words don’t seem to carry much weight. Brown did go on record saying that he hated what the Sixers are doing with this rebuild and he ripped the entire front office. After saying things like that, the front office might not be too fond of what else he has to say.
Sixers fans will always love Iverson for the things he did for the city and the team, but seeing them get behind his personnel decisions is hard to imagine.