According to the 76ers and GM Ed Stefanski Allen Iverson will be on an “indefinite” leave of absence from the team to tend to his ailing daughter.
There is no current timetable for his return, and some are reporting he may never come back. That the team and Iverson may simply “part ways.”
Iverson has been a good soldier since returning to the team. He has not been a distraction, nor has he hurt the team on the court. If anything he’s been a good role model for the younger players.
The extent of Iverson’s daughter’s sickness has not been released. Sixer management only saying it’s a “very serious issue.”
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