PHILADELPHIA -- Former NBA star Allen Iverson has reportedly agreed in principle to a contract to play in Turkey and is expected to sign the deal this weekend.
The Philadelphia Daily News reported that a media release said Iverson has agreed to a two-year, $4 million contract with Besiktas of the Turkish Basketball League. The report said a press conference will be held Friday in New York, adding that Iverson will begin playing the week of Nov. 8.
Iverson, 35, appeared in only 28 games last season between the Memphis Grizzlies and Philadelphia. He left the 76ers in February for family reasons and did not return for the remainder of the season.
He spent the first 10-plus seasons of his NBA career with the Sixers, after the club selected him first overall in the 1996 NBA draft. He won the 1996-97 Rookie of the Year award and was the league MVP in 2000-01 when Philadelphia reached the NBA Finals.
Iverson, an 11-time All-Star, also played for Denver during his 14-season NBA career, during which he scored 24,368 points in 914 games.