There are certainly plenty of issues to be worked out between them, but according to a Georgia court last week, for as many issues as the two have, Allen did not actually kidnap his own children as TMZ first reported yesterday.
Allen appeared in Fulton County court in Georgia last Wednesday and told the judge his ex-wife had full access to their kids during their stay at the hotel ... and therefore he wasn't doing anything wrong. We're told Tawanna also testified that she could have picked up the children from Allen but didn't want to drive 45 minutes to his location.
After A.I.'s testimony, the judge decided the former Philadelphia 76ers star didn't deserve to be thrown in jail -- despite his ex-wife's request before the hearing. The kids -- ranging from ages 3 to 16 -- were returned to their mother following the hearing.
So that's a bit more encouraging than yesterday's news. Sound like a regular old couple of quarreling ex-husband and wife. One just happens to be a former NBA legend.
A.I. will not be thrown in jail. At least he hasn't been yet, I suppose.
So he could still technically be one of the leading candidates to coach the Sixers next season.
>>I'm not holding my kids hostage [TMZ]