And-Ones: Garnett, Buyout Market, McCollum

Kevin Garnett has stayed busy in post-NBA days, working with several teams as a consultant and holding down a television role on TNT. Garnett spoke to Jeff Zillgitt of USA TODAY Sports to discuss his retirement and addressed the possibility of one day becoming a coach.

Garnett said to Zillgitt that he worked with players such as Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, and Thon Maker. However, in his own words, Garnett views himself less of a coach and more of a teacher. He also noted that he doesn’t want to tie himself down to working for one team, preferring his services to be more accessible.

“I wish it was a freer market than that, but I totally understand. But I like being free,” he said. “I like being able to work with multiple teams. That’s not the case. The league changed their rules a little bit. But from a mentoring aspect, you can mentor as many players as you want. As far as team, you have to stick with one team. I would never say never to anything, but I don’t have an appetite to coach. I’m more of a teacher than a coach. A coach has a lot more responsibility. I just want to teach the players, and that’s it. I don’t want to organize who gets what playing time. I definitely don’t want that.”

Check out other news around the basketball world:

  • ESPN Insider’s Bobby Marks (subscription required and recommended) breaks down the remaining options on the buyout market. Marks provides a full list of teams with open roster spots, logical landing spots for the current free agents and likely buyout candidates, and assesses the cap hits for each of them.
  • Blazers shooting guard C.J. McCollum has been named the vice president of the National Basketball Players Association, the NBPA announced on Twitter.
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3 thoughts on “And-Ones: Garnett, Buyout Market, McCollum

  1. ESPN Insider Bobby Marks list of potential buyouts sounds interesting but aren’t you supposed to give us a summary and/or breakdown of the article instead of just letting us know that we have to pay for the content?!?

    • yoyo137

      There would be a problem with nobody ever paying for those websites if that was the case. As much as I think it’s stupid to charge for “insider news”, they make you pay for a reason and you can’t just steal paid content and repost it.

      • x%sure

        HR has summarized paywall material in the past. Maybe they get permission but I doubt there are many protections for sports opinions.

        But this souce-article sounds pretty specialized. There might be team employees complaining, >hey stop doing my job for free<!

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