Andrew Iguodala was a Philadelphia Sixer for eight seasons. The team traded him to Denver while Iggy was overseas competing for Olympic gold this summer. Tonight, Iguodala will don a No. 9 jersey of a different color as his Nuggets come to the Wells Fargo Center to play his former team. Ahead of the contest, though, Iguodala (or a PR person working for him) posted a message to his personal website thanking Philly, Sixers fans and the organization. Classy move.
I would like to take the time to thank you and all your devoted sports fans for the passion, loyalty and spirit that you gave to me during my eight seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers.
Thanks as well to the 76ers organization, who gave me the opportunity to fulfill my lifelong dream of playing in the NBA and provided me with a great front office of dedicated people to work with. I would also like to thank all the coaches, trainers and teammates that I was blessed to compete along side and build lasting relationships with here.
Tonight I begin a new chapter in my career but I will always share my accomplishments with the city and the organization and I thank you both for all that you have done for me.