October 25, 2010 / 1:26 PM / 9 years ago

Allen Iverson set to join Turkey's Besiktas: report

Philadelphia 76ers guard Allen Iverson gestures during a news conference announcing his return to the 76ers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania December 3, 2009. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Allen Iverson, one of the NBA’s most prolific scorers, is set to sign for Turkey’s Besiktas on a two-year contract worth an annual $2 million, Turkish media reported on Monday.

Iverson played 10 seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers between 1996-2006, winning the league MVP award in 2001, before rejoining the team in 2009.

In March 2010 he announced he would miss the remainder of the season for personal reasons.

“Iverson wants to come and play for Besiktas,” club board member Seref Yalcin told state-run news agency Anatolian.

“I will go to the United States on Friday and talk to him face to face... I think we’ll have an official deal after this meeting,” he added. Besiktas Basketball club was unavailable for comment.

Turkey hosted this year’s basketball World Championships and lost to the United States in the final 81-64.

Reporting by Ece Toksabay, writing by Alexandra Hudson; editing by Jon Bramley

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