PHILADELPHIA -- Dust off the No. 3 jersey. Allen Iverson is a Philadelphia 76er again.
Sixers president Ed Stefanski announced the signing Wednesday on the team's Web site. Iverson is expected to make his debut Monday at home against the Denver Nuggets.
"In light of the recent injury to Lou Williams, which will sideline him for close to eight weeks, we felt that Allen was the best available free agent guard to help us at this time," Stefanski said in a release.
Williams, who averaged 17.4 points and 5.1 assists, broke his jaw in Philadelphia's loss to Washington on Nov. 24.
Iverson, his agent and business manager met with Stefanski, coach Eddie Jordan and two other members of the organization Monday.
The 34-year-old Iverson announced his retirement last week after an ill-fated stint with the Memphis Grizzlies. The 10-time All-Star was NBA MVP in 2001 when he led the Sixers to the NBA finals.
So Iverson finally gets to start, since Lou Williams is out. Wonder what happens when Williams comes back?
... to play in Italy??? This reminds me of MJ's first retirement, when a Ukranian team named (and I'm not making this up) Tiit offered him a huge - well, huge for anyone else besides Michael Jordan - contract to come play for them.