Kevin Garnett Disappointed Glen Taylor Didn't Follow Through With Saunders' Plan

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Kevin Garnett Disappointed Glen Taylor Didn't Follow Through With Saunders' Plan

Post by bobheckler on Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:40 am

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Kevin Garnett Disappointed Glen Taylor Didn't Follow Through With Saunders' Plan




APR 18, 2017 1:05 PM


When Kevin Garnett returned to the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2015, it was envisioned he would have a role with the franchise upon retirement. Garnett even possibly was going to have a stake in the team and one day become majority owner.

The death of Flip Saunders in October of 2015 changed the equation.

"It seemed like it was perfect for how Flip organized and put it together and designed it," said Garnett. "Obviously when he left us, Glen (Taylor) saw differently and wanted to go a different way. I’ve always said I wanted to be a part of an organization that is about winning more progressively, in that direction. Minnesota seemed like a perfect fit for that. That has changed. I don’t see myself doing that any time soon, but that still is a goal of mine. I would like to be part of an organization that is part of winning, that I can help the young guys progress. So that’s still a dream but not a priority at this point."

Garnett was disappointed with how Taylor handled the situation.

"A little bit. A little bit. To say Debbie Downer is an understatement. It was a huge disappointment and one that showed me the true Glen Taylor. It showed me how he really feels. When this guy got the team, it was worth $90 million. When I left it, it was worth somewhere in the $400 (millions). That was never taken into account in my value or none of that. I guess I served my purpose, and I was on to the next. So it’s all good. So it’s all good. I’m moving on and taking my ball and playing somewhere else. (Laughs.)"

The Wolves hired Tom Thibodeau to run the franchise during the 2016 offseason.

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MY NOTE:  It has been reported that, contrary to what some conspiracy theorists claim, it was Glen Taylor and not Danny's friend Kevin McHale who convinced KG to accept the trade to Boston.  KG is now finally seeing that Taylor is in this for Taylor.



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Re: Kevin Garnett Disappointed Glen Taylor Didn't Follow Through With Saunders' Plan

Post by worcester on Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:22 am

How would KG be as a coach? In Boston?
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Post by mulcogiseng on Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:36 pm

KG has said recently that he doesn't really have a desire to coach as much as teach young players how to play the game. I'm not really sure what the differences are but if I were Danny I would reach out and work something out with KG that brings him back to Boston in whatever capacity will work. If that happens I'm happy to revisit the retirement of #5.
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Post by gyso on Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:06 pm

Coaching probably has a higher level of commitment than teaching.

Coaching requires traveling with the team all season, from preseason through the playoffs.  Perhaps a full time 12 month commitment.

Teaching requires being around Boston when the team is home and during the preseason.  Perhaps a part time commitment.

KG doesn't want or need a job, he sounds like he just wants a distraction from everyday boredom.

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Post by worcester on Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:25 pm

Teaching would be a great gig for someone who has already made $327 M+.
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