With the Sixers being in the NBA Lottery last night, and the Iverson documentary premiering last week, there has been quite a bit of talk about that day 19 years ago when Pat Croce celebrated getting the number one pick and turned it into Allen Iverson. It changed the franchise. But does Croce get too much credit? According to at least one person, YUP.
Seth Greenberg, ESPN college basketball analyst and longtime NCAA coach, was on the 97.5 morning show today talking draft prospects with Anthony Gargano and Jon Marks. Greenberg’s brother, Brad, was the GM when the Sixers drafted Iverson. He was fired at the end of the next season after the team put together only 22 wins. Seth still sounds salty about it. Late in the segment, Greenberg was asked about Mario Hezonja… and mustered up this:
Audio courtesy 97.5 The Fanatic
“You know it’s interesting, my brother Brad who actually drafted Allen Iverson, never got credit for that but typical Philadelphia. Pat Croce was too busy taking credit … that guy’s a joke. I’m telling the truth.”
Is Greenberg over Croce making his brother walk the plank 19 years ago? It doesn’t seem like it. But he tweeted afterwards that the Philly part was just a joke:
But the only joke around here is PAT CROCE, right Seth? RIGHT?