Larry Brown Has Created a Monster: Allen Iverson Think’s He’d Make a Great Assistant GM

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Allen Iverson spoke publicly for the first time since Larry Brown started pushing for him to be assistant (to the?) general manager with the Sixers. Iverson, who a few months ago said he wanted to work in the front office, had a chance to talk to select media members at the Sixers uniform unveiling last night and humbly admitted that he’s a “basketball genius.”

The Sixers’ analytics-heavy front office isn’t exactly Larry Brown’s jam, but is Iverson into all of that? You can probably guess the answer:

“I may not know everything about physical talent or anything like that, but I have a sharp mind when it comes to that look, being able to look into somebody’s eyes to tell if they are going to be in the foxhole with you tonight or if they are not. To me, I am a basketball genius and I really believe that, so at any capacity I could help this franchise, that is what I am going to do, whatever they ask me to do.”

The literal eye test. Should jive well with Hinkie’s spreadsheets.

And when asked about college basketball, AI gave the same answer I gave Kyle when I was asked in the interview for this job about sports talk radio: “I don’t watch college basketball, but if I had that position, then obviously I would.” [Editor’s note: Jim still doesn’t listen to sports talk radio.] Did Larry Brown write these answers for him? Iverson’s gut for assistant GM, 2016. Or not. Probably not.

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13 Comments

  • Josh innes June 19, 2015 at 10:08 am

    We will be live from Old Country Buffet. Stop by and say help to Tony, myself, and of course Miss Robin. Not sure why she will be there, but, you can bet the house she will be hanging around.

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  • Huge Fucking Mitch Tools Fan June 19, 2015 at 10:14 am

    Anything on the bubble bath??

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  • The Baron June 19, 2015 at 10:14 am

    Not the AI would be the appropriate individual, but god forbid they supplemented the spread sheets with personnel who have had success with the so taboo eye test….

    I wonder how Garnett, Kobe, Howard, LBJ, etc. were so highly touted out of high school without fucking sabremetric measurables.

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  • Dat's Duh Troof June 19, 2015 at 10:19 am

    Just aks Lil’ Al duh geniss!

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  • Havard June 19, 2015 at 10:26 am

    This site is god awful with all these pop ups. And then there’s the “content.”

    Why am I here? Josh Innes is fat.

    Reply
    • Six-Figure Kyle's Surveys June 19, 2015 at 10:46 am

      Firefox+NoScript+ABP or Chrome+ScriptSafe+ABP and crossingbroad.com added to the blacklist cuts out all of Kyle’s panhandling surveys and BS. You’re welcome.

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      • Hoagiefest June 19, 2015 at 1:54 pm

        Wait, you can block the marketing surveys with AdBlocker in Firefox? How?

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  • srl19 June 19, 2015 at 10:49 am

    how can you seriously post that headline?

    It’s THINKS not THINK’S

    have some respect for yourself

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    • Respeck? June 19, 2015 at 11:46 am

      We’re talkin’ bout Jimbo…

      Reply
  • Buttmunch June 19, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Gotta give then the ocular patdown.

    Reply
  • The Answer June 19, 2015 at 11:46 am

    Any of these no playin’ mofos tanks, I’ll throw ’em out of the building, balls ass nekkid, and they can go stand in the parking lot. It ain’t like I haven’t done it before.

    Reply
  • wrongnessmaximus June 19, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    As I may have said before, to some extent;

    AI in his first meeting. “Yo, listen, what it is, what it was, what is shall be. We got to get some Globetrotters, some And One dudes and some of them trampoline badasses. We then solid. We also need some chain on the jersey. You feel me?”

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    • Kyle Laskwoski June 19, 2015 at 3:17 pm

      Yeah, it wasn’t funny the first time you said it either.

      Reply

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