Charlotte Bobcats coach Larry Brown says he plans to contact Allen Iverson, to try to talk him out of his intent to retire.
Don't confuse that with Brown recruiting Iverson to be a Bobcat. Brown has maintained throughout this process he wouldn't put Iverson in a position where he wouldn't be guaranteed a featured role. As well as Stephen Jackson has played here, Iverson in a featured role would be less likely than ever.
Brown simply hates the idea of Iverson's career ending this way; that walking away from a brief stay with the Memphis Grizzlies would be Iverson's final act. And as difficult as the Brown-Iverson relationship became in Philadelphia, Brown's affection and respect for Iverson is genuine.