Allen Iverson congratulates UConn coach Kevin Ollie on Final Four win

Philadelphia 76ers guards Allen Iverson, right, and Kevin Ollie back in 2000.

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Retired NBA player Allen Iverson sent a congratulatory message to University of Connecticut head coach Kevin Ollie following the Huskies’ impressive Final Four victory over the top-seeded Florida Gators on Saturday night.

“Congratulations K.O. this couldn’t happen to a better person,” Iverson wrote on his Instagram page. “I’m very excited about you being in the National Championship game.”

Iverson and Ollie played together for several years on the Philadelphia 76ers, most memorably in 2001 when the 76ers advanced to the NBA Finals.

Although Iverson played two seasons with UConn rival Georgetown, he said he will be cheering for UConn in Monday’s national title game.

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