Michael Heisley

Grizzlies unsure of Iverson's plans

Grizzlies owner Michael Heisley said Monday he is not sure what Allen Iverson's future plans are, though he hopes Iverson returns to the Grizzlies soon. Heisley granted the 10-time All-Star, who has expressed displeasure over coming off the bench, permission Saturday for an indefinite leave to deal with a personal matter. The Commercial Appeal newspaper reported Iverson is contemplating retirement.

"I expect him to come back," Heisley told the paper. "If he does retire, I'll be tremendously disappointed. I feel bad because I don't think that's the way he should go out."

In three games since returning from a hamstring injury, he's averaging 12.3 points,...