Besiktas: Ball in Allen Iverson's court

Updated: October 15, 2010, 9:35 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkish basketball team Besiktas Cola Turka says it is expecting a response shortly from former NBA scoring champion Allen Iverson on its conditions to sign a deal.

Iverson
Iverson

Sanem Helvacikoylu, in charge of foreign relations for the team, said Friday that Besiktas is a big club and has conditions in the contract, including "penalties." She would not elaborate.

But Turkish media has reported that Iverson asked to be exempt from penalties or he would agree to pay a fixed minimal amount.

Iverson sought a cap of less than 1 percent of a $1.5 million salary for each fine, a Yahoo! Sports report said, citing a European source.

Helvacikoylu says the talks are ongoing "without interruption."

Besiktas presented a revised version of the proposed one-year contract to the 11-time NBA All-Star this week. The deal could net Iverson as much as $2 million, Yahoo! Sports reported, citing unnamed sources.

Iverson is 17th on the NBA's career scoring list with 24,368 points over a 14-year career.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

ALSO SEE