Iverson signing with Knicks looks like long shot


Allen Iverson won’t suit up in a Knicks uniform tonight at Conseco Field House, or probably ever. But Knicks president Donnie Walsh won’t have the final "Answer" on his Iverson investigation for a few days.The Knicks president told The Post yesterday morning before practice that signing Iverson was still "a long shot" despite a media frenzy.

After practice, Mike D’Antoni’s remarks were noteworthy for what he did not say. The Knicks coach never once indicated Iverson would be a good fit for this franchise.

Iverson, 34, was officially put on waivers yesterday after his Memphis divorce and won’t be a free agent till tomorrow. A source said Iverson is holed up in Atlanta. The Knicks are on Iverson’s radar, too.

He’s been a force in this league for God knows how long," D’Antoni said before flying to Indianapolis. "I’m not taking anything away from him. At the same time, there’s a lot of organization stuff to talk about.

"I think it’s what Donnie suggested," D’Antoni added. "We’ll look into it, see if it makes sense. If it does, the organization will do whatever it can do to make us better. He has unique ability."

Walsh told The Post Monday night he would "check into" the Iverson situation, but it’s unclear if he will interview him. When asked why the turnabout since the summer, Walsh deadpanned, "1-9 makes me look at my wife different."


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