76ers Don’t Plan to Release Allen Iverson
The Sixers said Iverson’s leave is "indefinite" and it will include at least the remaining three games of their West Coast trip that begins tonight against the Golden State Warriors.
The last time Iverson left the team, his status was "day to day."
"At this time, we feel that it is in the best interest of the Sixers, Allen and his family that he be allowed to deal with a very serious issue that is far greater than the game of basketball," Sixers president and general manager Ed Stefanski said in a statement.
Stefanski later denied a report from Yahoo! Sports, citing anonymous sources, saying that the team is considering breaking ties with Iverson.
"It’s not true," Stefanski said. He wouldn’t comment further.