News Americas, PHILADELPHIA, PA, Fri. Mar. 23, 2012: American professional basketball player, Allen Iverson, is set to now play in the Dominican Republic.
The former Philadelphia 76ers star will play for Pueblo Nuevo in the DR for a month, the Associated Press quoted Team president Milton Nunez as saying.
Iverson, 36, is set to arrive Sunday and play for the team that same day against GUG in Santiago province, Nunez told the AP.
“He and his agent have told us that he has been training a lot and that even if he hasn’t been playing anywhere, he has what we need to help Pueblo Nuevo,” Nunez was quoted as saying.
Iverson left the NBA in 2010. He was the NBA’s MVP in 2001, when he led the 76ers to the NBA finals. In 14 seasons in the NBA, he averaged 26.7 points. He spent part of that year playing in Turkey for a two-year, $4 million net income contract with Beşiktaş Cola Turka, competing in the second-tier level of pan-European professional basketball, the Eurocup.
Iverson made his debut for Beşiktaş in November 2010, in a Eurocup 91-94 loss to Serbian side Hemofarm. Iverson scored 15 points in 23 minutes. He returned to the United States in January 2011 for calf surgery.