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2009-09-09 14:00:04

Veteran point guard Allen Iverson confirmed Wednesday in a message on Twitter that he has joined the Memphis Grizzlies. Neither Iverson nor the Grizzlies disclosed details, but ESPN reported the 13-year veteran received a one-year deal worth $3.5 million. The Commercial Appeal first reported Iverson's signing Tuesday and said his contract is filled with incentives. The nine-time NBA All-Star earned nearly $21 million while playing for Detroit and Denver last season. I think Allen Iverson is...

2009-04-03 17:44:31

The Detroit Pistons decided Friday to sit guard Allen Iverson for the rest of the regular season because of his ongoing back injury. The move follows comments by the outspoken Iverson about his limited playing time. The 12-year veteran returned to the court against his former squad, Philadelphia on March 29 following a 16-game absence due to a sore back and was put behind Michael Curry in Detroit's starting lineup. After talking with Allen and our medical staff, we feel that resting (him) for...

2008-12-01 08:00:00

NEW YORK and MILWAUKEE, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- TransPerfect, the world's largest privately-held language services provider, today announced that it has completed a merger with Iverson Language Associates, a Milwaukee-based provider of technical translation services. The transaction expands TransPerfect's presence in the United States, adding Milwaukee to the company's 30+ North American locations. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Iverson will become a division of TransPerfect...

2008-11-27 16:04:46

Detroit Pistons guard Allen Iverson faces a hefty fine after skipping practice Thursday, the Detroit Free Press reported. The 12-year veteran from Georgetown has never been a fan of practice, but said recently that he needed it to adjust to his new teammates. He was the lone no-show at Thursday morning's session. Iverson was acquired from Denver on Oct. 3 for Chauncey Billups and Antonio McDyess. I'm surprised when guys are late, Coach Michael Curry told the newspaper. It's a pretty hefty...

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