- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 2, 2009

From combined dispatches

Allen Iverson and the Philadelphia 76ers are closer to a reunion.

A person with knowledge of the contract talks says the Sixers offered a one-year, nonguaranteed contract to Iverson on Tuesday. The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the contract talks had not been made public.

Iverson, his agent and business manager met with team president Ed Stefanski, coach Eddie Jordan and two other members of the organization Monday during the first formal meeting between the 76ers and their former MVP.

Another person with knowledge of the deal, who also spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the talks had not been made public, said Iverson’s decision should come Wednesday.

The Sixers would owe just under $650,000 if they guarantee his contract for the remainder of the season on Jan. 10.

NETS: General manager Kiki Vandeweghe will coach New Jersey for the rest of the season.

The Nets announced that the 51-year-old Vandeweghe, who has never been a head coach, will take over the injury-depleted club on the verge of setting the NBA record for most losses to start the season.


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