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Tyronn Lue would add Kevin Garnett to Cavs coaching staff

KG will also be in attendance when the Cavs get their championship rings.

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Kevin Garnett recently retired after 21 years in the NBA and while it looks as if he’s enjoying retirement, he may not be away from the game forever. And if he decides he want to coach in the NBA, he may have a place to do.

At Thursday’s media availability, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said that if KG wanted to coach, he would make a spot for him. Lue also revealed that Garnett will be in attendance when Cleveland gets their championship rings on Oct. 25 against the New York Knicks.

“I talked to him about it. I know his wife is pushing for it a lot,” Lue said according to the Akron Beacon Journal. “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.

Garnett, if he decides to coach, would be an interesting addition. He’s a future Hall of Famer and one of the best players of the past 20 years. In theory, he’d be a great mentor for some of the Cavs’ younger players and maybe can help Tristan Thompson continue developing.