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Report: Kevin Garnett in talks with teams on coaching consultant role

March 16, 2015 - Minneapolis, MN, USA - Minnesota Timberwolves' Ricky Rubio and Kevin Garnett talk on the bench during the first half on Monday, March 16, 2015, at the Target Center in Minneapolis
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Recently-retired NBA power forward Kevin Garnett is reportedly in talks with multiple teams on a potential role as a coaching consultant, according to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Wojnarowski lists the Cleveland Cavaliers and Milwaukee Bucks as teams that have engaged in talks with Garnett on such a role.

This report comes shortly after TNT announced that Garnett would join Inside the NBA, presumably with Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith, Charles Barkley, and Shaquille O’Neal. He is scheduled to begin in that role next Thursday during TNT’s doubleheader. The show is an hour-long broadcast shown at the conclusion of NBA games and the crew is also featured during halftime.

Wojnarowski’s further mentions that Garnett could potentially accept consulting jobs with multiple teams and make periodic stops to work with players. That possibility would make his role similar to that of the¬†roving instructor that many major league baseball organizations have for working with players in their minor league systems. The difference, of course, would be that Garnett would work with multiple organizations rather than with just one.

During his 21-year NBA career, Garnett averaged 17.8 points and 10 rebounds per game. The future Hall of Famer is third all-time in minutes played, 10th all-time in rebounds, 17th in steals, 19th in blocked shots, and 20th on the all-time points list. He made 15 All-Star games over the course of his career and won an MVP award in the 2003-04 season in which he scored 24.2 points, pulled down 13.9 rebounds, and blocked 2.2 shots per game, all of which would end up as career bests.

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