We Talking Bout Coaching? Cavs Coach Tyronn Lue Said He’d Love to Work With Allen Iverson

If the Cleveland Cavaliers coach is serious about bringing Iverson onto the staff, then he may want to talk with him about the importance of practice. Not a game—practice.

Former Philadelphia 76ers guard Allen Iverson walks onto the court to deliver the game ball before the game against the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at the Wells Fargo Center on May 23, 2012, in Philadelphia.
Former Philadelphia 76ers guard Allen Iverson walks onto the court to deliver the game ball before the game against the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at the Wells Fargo Center on May 23, 2012, in Philadelphia. Drew Hallowell/Getty Images

It wasn’t the move or the shot so much as it was the stepover. Fifteen years ago, when Allen Iverson was in his prime as a shooting guard with the Philadelphia 76ers, Tyronn Lue was a backup guard with the Los Angeles Lakers. It was Game 1 of the 2001 NBA Finals, and Iverson did this:

Speed up 15 years. Iverson is a Hall of Famer and Tyronn Lue is the coach of the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers, and Lue wants Iverson to join his staff.

“He can come coach with me,” Lue told TMZ Sports after Iverson mentioned Lue in his Hall of Fame speech. Iverson took a moment to poke at his good friend Lue, noting that having to cover Iverson helped Lue score a long-term contract with the Lakers.

“I love him like a brother. Glad he got inducted into the Hall of Fame,” Lue said. “Well-deserved, and one of the best players of all time in the NBA.”

Read more at TMZ Sports.

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