Allen Iverson will not coach in the BIG3 this season and will be replaced by Michael Cooper with 3′s Company.
Iverson says Wednesday he informed the league he could not take part because of scheduling conflicts, adding in an Instagram post that the league supports him and he would continue to attend games when possible.
Due to scheduling conflicts, I have informed the @thebig3 that I will not coach this year and they support me in this decision. However, do know that this does not end my association or support of the league and I will attend games this season whenever able. I wish the league continued success. I encourage my fans to continue to support the Big 3 as I will. I am forever grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the Big 3 Family in its inaugural season. When my friend and idol, Ice Cube asked me to get involved in helping him I did not hesitate and would do it all again in at a moment’s notice. I wish the league the players, coaches and fans continued success this and every season that follows.
Iverson was the biggest star to join Ice Cube’s 3-on-3 league of former NBA players last season and was announced as a player-coach. But the 2001 NBA MVP quickly decided after the opening game he would no longer play and focused only on his coaching duties.
Cooper won five championships as a player with the Los Angeles Lakers and also won titles as a coach in the WNBA and NBA Development League. (AP)