Report: KG to retire or return to Celts
Former Boston Celtic, and long-time friend of Kevin Garnett's, Sam Cassell says that the pending free agent forward is discussing retirement, but he does not want to play for anyone other than Celtics coach Doc Rivers if he returns, according to ESPN.
Garnett has been a member of the Celtics, under coach Rivers, since the 2007-08 season. The two have seen a great deal of success together. In five seasons together the pair has won the Atlantic Division five times, and they have never finished worse than fourth in the Eastern Conference. The Celtics also won the NBA Finals in 2008.
"KG is a loyal guy," Cassell said. "I can't see him playing for anyone else except Doc at this point."
While multiple teams will likely be lining up to sign Garnett when free agency opens on July 1, Cassell suggests that the 36-year-old has also been discussing retirement recently.
Garnett averaged 19.2 points and 10.3 rebounds per game through the postseason.