76ers awaiting answer from Iverson

December 02, 2009

Allen Iverson and the 76ers are closer to a reunion.

A person with knowledge of the contract talks said the Sixers offered a one-year, non-guaranteed contract to Iverson on Tuesday. The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the contract talks had not been made public.

Iverson, his agent and business manager met with members of the organization Monday during the first formal meeting between the Sixers and their former MVP. A 10-time All-Star, Iverson announced his retirement last week after an ill-fated stint with the Grizzlies.

Another person with knowledge of the offer, who also spoke on condition of anonymity, said Iverson's decision should come Wednesday. The person said the Sixers would owe just less than $650,000 if they guarantee his contract for the remainder of the season on Jan. 10.

•Nets general manager Kiki Vandeweghe will coach the team for the rest of the season. New Jersey, which on Sunday fired Lawrence Frank, will be trying to avoid a record 18th straight loss to open the season Wednesday vs. the Mavericks.

•Bucks shooting guard Michael Redd (knee) is not traveling with the team on a two-game trip to Washington and Detroit. He has missed 11 games this season.

AP

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