Jackie MacMullan recently wrote a piece today on Doc Rivers and the Celtics moving forward after the big three. In it, MacMullan talks a little bit about Kevin Garnett and reveals a little inside information given to her from one of Garnett’s closest friends. (ESPN Boston)
The coach will make a major push to retain Garnett, who was the architect of Boston’s Renaissance period. KG has told friends for the past two seasons that he would retire when his contract was up. The injury to his knee robbed him of some of his lift, and he often left the arena in considerable pain after games.
Garnett’s trusted friend Sam Cassell said KG was still talking about retiring as recently as 10 days ago, but Cassell was trying to persuade him otherwise. Cassell’s advice: Play as long as you can.
“KG is a loyal guy,” Cassell said. “I can’t see him playing for anyone else except Doc at this point.”
Do you think KG will return to the Boston Celtics or do you feel like his time to retire has come?