Coach-in-waiting Kevin Garnett showed up at LA Clippers practice Thursday, and went to work in the post with Blake Griffin.
Special guest at practice today! 👀 pic.twitter.com/tNOSdclgjZ
— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) September 29, 2016
Griffin, who’s looking to extend his range this season, picked up a few tricks of the trade from the future Hall of Famer.
Per the OC Register:
“KG was phenomenal today,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “Even before practice, he had a teaching clinic that you would pay a lot to see. It’s great to have him around. He’s a great teacher. We know him as a great player. I know him as a great teacher. He’ll be really good for us. I don’t think he wants to coach. He’s not that crazy. … I think he has a teaching future.”
Garnett’s presence had young and old Clippers in awe. […] “I couldn’t stop watching him,” Clippers guard Jamal Crawford said. “… That’s one of the best players to ever play the game. Every second you’re around a player like that, you listen to every single thing he’s saying. You’re a sponge.”
Garnett, who has a home in Malibu, has an open invitation to work with Rivers and his players throughout the season. […] “This was as organic as it can be,” Rivers said. “I just told him to come around and figure it out. Do whatever you want and whatever he does, I’m good with it. I do think he can have a very positive impact with us.”