Doc Rivers Says Kevin Garnett Could Have Joined Clippers Before Retiring

September 23rd, 2016 by Adam Wells Leave a reply »

Kevin Garnett's 21-year NBA career came to an end Friday, but the former MVP could have had an opportunity to continue playing with former head coach Doc Rivers on the Los Angeles Clippers.

Garnett officially announced his retirement through his Instagram account:

However, per's Jackie MacMullan, Rivers would have been willing to give Garnett a look for his team next season:

I would have absolutely been interested in bringing him here. You always find a place for a guy like that, whose voice in the locker room is so strong, so clear, so impactful.

He's such a great teacher in practice. He should start a course in leadership. The NBA should designate who the best player is on each team and then they could bring Kevin in and he could teach them how to be the best player and the best leader. Better yet, they could bring him and Tim [Duncan] in and they could teach it together and show people how it can be done in two completely opposite ways.

Rivers did say Garnett "doesn't want to play" anymore, adding he felt the 40-year-old hit a point where he thought, "Why am I doing this?" ...

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