Kevin Garnett is now on TNT’s studio show as an analyst, but that doesn’t mean the door has shut on him as a coach.
According The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the recently retired Garnett is still talking with teams - including the Cavs - about a consulting coach role. Per Woj, it’s also possible that Garnett could work with more than one team and multiple players.
Sources: Beyond joining TNT's studio show, Kevin Garnett still talking w/ teams - including Cavs and Bucks - on 'coaching consultant' role.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) October 28, 2016
It is possible Garnett could accept jobs with more than one team, making periodic stops into town to work with players, league sources say.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) October 28, 2016
In September, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said that he was pushing for KG to join his staff. Garnett also was seen coaching with the Clippers prior to joining TNT.
“I talked to him about it. I know his wife is pushing for it a lot,” Lue said “[His wife 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.”
If KG does want to coach, having him work with and mentoring the likes of Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson makes a lot of sense and would help. Even in a limited role, there is a clear benefit to having a guy who won at the highest level, was great and clearly can coach up players at the more specific aspects of the game.
Plus, how entertaining would coach KG be?