MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Grizzlies owner Michael Heisley said he is not sure of what Allen Iverson's future plans are, though he hopes Iverson returns to the team soon.
Heisley granted the 10-time all-star permission Saturday for an indefinite leave to deal with a personal matter. The Commercial Appeal newspaper reported Monday that Iverson has been contemplating retirement.
Heisley told The Associated Press on Monday that he did not know what has been bothering Iverson. He said he thinks Iverson still can play another three NBA seasons. However, Heisley said the 34-year-old Iverson has been struggling playing at what the guard feels is less than his previous best.
The owner said he spent two days in California talking with Iverson and hopes his biggest star can get his personal life in order.
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