Latest posts by Sam Amico (see all)
- Amico: Crucial summer looms for Russell, up-and-coming Nets - April 24, 2019
- Poll: Who will emerge from East’s beast of a Final Four? - April 24, 2019
- Suns granted permission to interview Blazers’ Vanterpool, Tibbetts - April 24, 2019
Kevin Garnett continues to draw interest from the Cavaliers as a potential assistant/consultant to coach Tyronn Lue.
That’s the word from Yahoo Sports, which reiterated something Lue said on the second day of training camp, just more than a month ago.
“I’ve talked to him about it,” Lue said of Garnett joining the coaching staff. “I know his wife is pushing for it a lot.”
Lue said Garnett didn’t want to make a major commitment, and according to Yahoo, that remains the case today.
Garnett is also contemplating assisting former Brooklyn teammate and current Milwaukee coach Jason Kidd, according the report.
And as Amico Hoops reported when the Garnett coaching talk began, the future Hall of Famer had considered several television offers — eventually landing with TNT. He will occasionally hang out in the studio with the likes of Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal.
Mostly, though, Garnett is trying to get acclimated to his first year of retirement.
“We’ll see,” Lue said of Garnett. “But I’d definitely make a spot for him if he wanted to come back and coach.”
Garnett, 40, retired with career averages of 17.8 points and 7.2 rebounds. He won one title, while with Boston (2008).