Brown: Ayers had Iverson's support

Updated: February 10, 2004, 8:28 PM ET
By Joe Lago | ESPN.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- You won't find Allen Iverson's thumbprints on the firing of Philadelphia 76ers head coach Randy Ayers.

Iverson's former coach and Ayers' ex-boss can attest to that.

"He would never do anything (like that). He competes and wants to win," Larry Brown said of Iverson. "I read his comments; he was loyal to Randy."

Iverson's performance wasn't the problem for Ayers, who spent the previous six seasons as an assistant under Brown. It was the lack of intensity ...

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