NBA News: Kevin Garnett Reunites With Paul Pierce and Doc Rivers, Joins Los Angeles Clippers as Team Consultant
Jan 11, 2017 06:01 AM EST
Kevin Garnett has been very busy since retiring from the NBA last September 23, 2016. He now has his own show on TNT called "Area 21." KG can now add team consultant to his resume as he joins the Los Angeles Clippers in the middle the season.
According to ESPN, Garnett is now officially part of the Clippers organization after signing a contract to become the team's consultant. His job includes helping out the team in practices on occasion but he will mainly work with the team's big men like DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin.
"He's hired in here as a consultant. So I'm sure he'll be in and out when it presents itself for him to work with our guys. And I think when he's here, it's important for our bigs to take advantage of him being out here on the floor," Clippers assistant coach Mike Woodson said.
It should be noted that Garnett previously worked with the Clippers back in the offseason. He dropped by the team's training camp and held a clinic for the Clippers' big men, per the Los Angeles Times. The 40-year-old legend is considered as one of the greatest power forwards in NBA history.
Garnett brought a lot to the table during his playing days. He was known for his defense and energy but he also carried the Minnesota Timberwolves during the early parts of his career. He was traded to the Boston Celtics in 2008 and formed a "Big 3" with Pierce and Ray Allen.
Now, Garnett has reunited with Pierce and Rivers, who coached the Celtics from 2004 to 2013. The Clippers are in the thick of the Western Conference standings and they want to solidify their spot in the top four, per NBA.com.
"The Big Ticket" can help Griffin and Jordan improve their games. Griffin can improve his defense and play in the post while Jordan will surely get a new offensive move. Nevertheless, this is a great move for the Clippers.