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Iverson Pleads No Contest

By Compiled From Wire Services

NBA Rookie of the Year Allen Iverson pleaded no contest in New Kent, Va., to carrying a concealed weapon and was placed on three years’ probation.

A marijuana possession charge was dropped in a plea agreement.

Under the agreement the Philadelphia 76ers guard reached with prosecutors, he must also undergo monthly drug testing for two years and may not own a gun during that time.

Iverson, 22, a native of Hampton, Va., was a passenger in a car that was stopped early Aug. 3 for speeding on Interstate 64 near Richmond. The car, a Mercedes-Benz owned by Iverson, was going 93 mph in a 65 mph zone.

The state trooper who stopped the car smelled marijuana. A search of the car revealed a .45-caliber pistol belonging to Iverson and two marijuana cigarettes - one under Iverson’s seat, another in the back seat.

Lenny Wilkens, the winningest coach in NBA history, has finalized details of a four-year, $20 million contract extension with the Atlanta Hawks. The deal will be announced today. The contract takes effect after Wilkens finishes the final year of a five-year, $6 million contract. He will be paid $1.4 million this year.

Free-agent swingman Rick Fox has agreed to contract terms with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Fox, 28, averaged 15.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.2 steals with the Boston Celtics last season - his sixth with the team.

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