Kevin Garnett may be retired but he is still getting plenty of job offers — to coach that is.
Doc Rivers wants Garnett to be part of the Clippers’ coaching staff but his former assistant coach Tyronn Lue, wants him in Cleveland. Garnett’s wife is apparently pushing for Garnett to join Lue in Cleveland and the Cavs coach said whenever the future Hall-of-Fame big man is ready, he will open up a coaching spot for him:
From Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com:
“I talked to him about it,” Lue said Thursday, following the Cavs’ practice. “I know his wife is pushing for it a lot. Brandi is pushing for it, trying to get him to come and coach. He says he’s not ready yet. He goes back, ‘I might do it,’ but he’s back and forth. We’ll see.
“But I’d definitely make a spot for him if he wanted to come back and coach.”
Lue said Garnett would be in Cleveland for the Cavs’ opening night ceremonies, which will include the raising of the franchise’s first championship banner.
Garnett was basically a player-coach in Minnesota the last two seasons, so a move to a full-time coaching role seems like the next step for him. And it sounds like he has two solid options to consider with the Clippers and Cavs, two teams that he has connections with and would be an asset to. But whichever team Garnett decides to work with, the NBA will be a much different place with him not playing anymore.
Courtesy: CBS Sports