Allen Iverson recently added Basketball Hall of Famer to his career resume but it seems like an assistant coach could be his next title. According to the latest NBA rumors, the Cleveland Cavaliers might be interested in making Iverson an assistant coach.
In a recent ambush interview with TMZ Sports, Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue was asked if he really is a close friend of AI, who is known for stepping over him in Game 1 of the 2001 Finals. He also got asked if The Answer would be a good coach someday.
“I love him like a brother. Glad he got inducted into the Hall of Fame. Well deserved and one of the best players of all time in the NBA,” Lue answered.
“He can come coach with me,” he jokingly added.
Of course, coach Lue is might not be serious in making Allen Iverson as an assistant coach. The newly-inducted Hall of Famer is not only famous for his playing career and fashion style, but also his practice rant.
NBA rumors in Cleveland suggest that the Cavs bench is already full. Jim Boylan, Larry Drew, Damon Jones, James Posey and Mike Longabardi occupy the assistant coaching positions while Phil Handy and Vitaly Potapenko are in charge of player development.
On the other hand, it should be noted that Allen Iverson and Tyronn Lue are now really good friends off the court. Iverson revealed in his Hall of Fame speech that he called Lue out after the Cavs head coach got a $5 million deal from the Washington Wizards in the summer of 2001.
“I said, ‘The only reason you got that little, $5 million a year is for running around after me.’ And the man looked at me and said what I would have said: ‘Thank you!’ And we’ve been close like this ever since,” Iverson said, as transcribed by NBC Sports.
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