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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.

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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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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.

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.

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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.