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Allen Iverson to Play Basketball in Turkey


FILE - This Jan. 22, 2010, file photo shows Philadelphia 76ers' Allen Iverson during an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks, in Philadelphia. A top official of Turkish basketball team Besiktas says Iverson is keen to play for the Istanbul squad. Besiktas executive board member Seref Yalcin told the Anatolia news agency Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, that he will travel to the United States to discuss terms of a possible deal with the 11-time NBA All-Star and former scoring champion. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Allen Iverson will be playing basketball in Turkey this season.


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Allen Iverson has agreed to a $4 million, tw0-year deal with Besiktas, one of the stronger teams in the Turkish professional league. How do you say “Put me in coach” in Turkish?

The contract to play basketball in Turkey will be signed by Allen Iverson this week, according to a report from Yahoo! Sports.

The deal comes after Allen Iverson’s last three seasons in the NBA each soured, leading to a lack of interest in the point guard. Iverson also got offers from various teams in China, but, according to the Yahoo! Sports report, had interest playing basketball in Istanbul.

Allen Iverson could make his start playing basketball in Turkey as soon as the first week of November.

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