- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 12, 2010

ANKARA, TURKEY (AP) - The coach of Turkish basketball team Besiktas Cola Turka hopes to finalize negotiations with former NBA scoring champion Allen Iverson soon.

Burak Biyiktay says Tuesday the Istanbul club has offered a contract to Iverson’s manager for a one-year stint in Turkey.

Biyiktay says the former NBA MVP would bring a “new vision to the team.” He says “Iverson is a great trademark and would be the biggest name to come to Turkey.”

Gary Moore, Iverson’s personal manager, has said there is strong interest from both sides to work out a deal that would send the 11-time All-Star overseas.

Iverson is 17th on the NBA’s career scoring list with 24,368 points over a 14-year career.

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