Celtics To Retire Kevin Garnett’s No. 5 Jersey This Season

Kevin Garnett is one of the most impactful players in NBA history. Spending a six seasons of his career with the Boston Celtics, he won an NBA Title in 2008 with the team. 

Now, the Celtics will retire Kevin Garnett’s No. 5 jersey on March 13th vs. the Mavericks. This will take place at TD Garden at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC.

This has been a work in progress, as the Celtics originally made a surprise announcement at halftime of a game in February of 2020 that Garnett’s number would be retired at a later date.

Due to the league shutdown the following month and ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, this type of ceremony hasn’t been feasible to this point. With arenas opening up across the country to fans this season, it can finally happen. 

During his time with the Celtics, Garnett averaged 15.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.0 block per contest.