Allen Iverson to officially retire in Philadelphia Oct. 30

May 23, 2012; Philadelphia, PA USA; Philadelphia 76ers former guard Allen Iverson before the start of game six against the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference semifinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Allen Iverson has been out of the NBA spotlight for a while now, but he had not officially come to terms with the word retirement until now. One of the best players of his era will call it quits in Philadelphia, where he had the best years of his career, on Oct. 30. (76ers tickets are available for the home opener by following that link.)

The long, illustrious, controversial career of Allen Iverson appears finally to be coming to an end. The 11-time All-Star is expected to finally and formally announce his retirement in Philadelphia at the end of the month, according to league sources.

Rumors that Iverson was ready to retire were rampant in September, but the 38-year-old guard never made a formal announcement. But sources say that the official announcement is scheduled for Oct. 30, the day after the NBA’s regular season begins, when the 76ers play their home opener against Miami.

In addition, sources indicate that the organization may be discussing some kind of post-playing position for Iverson. Though he wouldn’t be expected to have input with the current coaching staff, Iverson could travel with the team on occasional road trips.

(via NBA)

Allen’s list of career achievements is way too long list here, but he will always be remembered for his incredible will, competitive edge and that mean crossover.

Iverson ends his career ranked 24th on the all-time scoring list, with a career average of 26.7 points per game. He played for the Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons and Memphis Grizzlies.

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