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Allen Iverson to discuss possible deal with Turkish basketball team

Allen Iverson: Besiktas executive board member Seref Yalcin told the Anatolia news agency Monday the 11-time NBA All-Star was keen to play with the Istanbul team.

By Associated Press / October 25, 2010

This Jan. 22 file photo shows Philadelphia 76ers' Allen Iverson during an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks, in Philadelphia. A top official of Turkish basketball team Besiktas says Iverson is keen to play for the Istanbul squad.

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ANKARA, Turkey

A top official of Turkish basketball team Besiktas says he will travel to the United States to discuss terms of a possible deal with NBA scoring champion Allen Iverson.

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Besiktas executive board member Seref Yalcin told the Anatolia news agency Monday the 11-time NBA All-Star was keen to play with the Istanbul team.

Yalcin said he would discuss "a variety of details" with Iverson later this week. He said issues to be taken up included schools in Istanbul for Iverson's kids.

Yalcin said: "We will tell him about Istanbul. I think this transfer will take place."

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