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Iverson Leaves Sixers

In General NBA on March 2, 2010 at 8:52 am

The Phily Inquirer reports

Allen Iverson will not return to the 76ers this season, a source close to the team said after a 126-105 loss to the Orlando Magic last night.

An official announcement is expected from the Sixers within the next two days.

Iverson has not played with the team since a Feb. 20 loss to the Bulls in Chicago, when he left to care for his sick 4-year-old daughter.

Since Iverson took his second leave from the team, it had been rumored that he was not likely to return.

That is a big blow for the Sixers. Iverson was a very good addition to that team but things never really got off the ground. His departure will leave the team considerably weaker.

I suppose, at least now the Sixers will be able to focus on rebuilding properly instead of settling for short term solutions. Band aids used to cover glaring holes in the roster.

This might be the last we see of Iverson in the NBA.

Update: Now, it’s official, here’s a link to the press release.

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