- Associated Press - Thursday, March 22, 2012

SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (AP) - Former NBA star Allen Iverson is joining a regional basketball league in the Dominican Republic for a month.

Team president Milton Nunez told The Associated Press on Thursday the 36-year-old guard will play for Pueblo Nuevo. He declined to say how much Iverson will be paid.

Iverson is to arrive Sunday and play for his second-place team that same day against GUG in Santiago province, Nunez said.

“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 said.


Iverson had been considered a potential recruit for the Santo Domingo Lions last year, but no contract was signed.

Iverson left the NBA in 2010 and spent part of that year playing in Turkey. He was the NBA’s MVP in 2001, when he led the Philadelphia 76ers to the NBA finals. In 14 seasons in the NBA, he averaged 26.7 points.