Nets big man Kevin Garnett spent the first 12 seasons of his career in Minnesota. He was named NBA MVP with the Wolves and played the most productive years of his Hall of Fame career in Minneapolis. Now that the Big Ticket is nearing retirement, he’s thinking about rejoining his former franchise in a big way.
KG recently told Yahoo that he’s interested in buying the Minnesota Timberwolves when his playing days are over:
Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Garnett doesn’t want to be an NBA general manager or coach when his playing days are over. The Minnesota Timberwolves’ all-time leading scorer has his eye on an even higher position with his former NBA franchise.
Garnett told Yahoo Sports he wants to one day own the Timberwolves.
“I want to buy the Timberwolves. Put a group together and perhaps some day try to buy the team. That’s what I want,” Garnett said after a 107-99 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night.
Timberwolves president and coach Flip Saunders is Garnett’s former coach with the franchise, which is rebuilding and expected to miss the playoffs once again. But the team does have several young talented players: 2014 No. 1 draft pick Andrew Wiggins, Ricky Rubio, Gorgui Dieng, Nikola Peckovic, Anthony Bennett, Shabazz Muhammad and rookie Zach LaVine.
For Garnett, it’s all about his history with the franchise.
“That is the one that has my interest. I have ties there. Flip’s there,” said Garnett, 38.