With the Celtics’ head coaching job suddenly vacant, Celtics legend Kevin Garnett made it known that he hears you. And he wants you to stop asking.
“FREEEEEAAAKKINN NO.. AH HELL NAH!” Garnett wrote on his Instagram story Wednesday night. “I’d [be] hired n’ fired all in the same week.”
Well, that’s certainly one way to shoot it down. But Garnett’s explanation certainly seems to make all the sense in the world.
“Couldn’t coach ish. I know my strengths. I’m [knowledgable], passionate, and skilled,” said Garnett. “You need a great deal of patience to coach in any league.”
Garnett later added a hand-clap emoji shoutout for “all the coaches out there that put up with so [expletive] much,” but emphasized that it’s a no and added a hashtag requesting that we all stop asking.
Again, this all checks out.
In addition to bringing intensity likely to make just about everyone cry and contemplate their basketball future — from his players to opponents to referees and beyond — Garnett is not in a position where he needs to jump into a coaching role to extend his already-legendary basketball life.
In fact, when Garnett’s name has been brought up in the past, it’s been as talk as a potential governor of the Minnesota Timberwolves or in a role within their front office. That ultimately did not pan out, with the 45-year-old Garnett noting that he doesn’t do business with “snakes.” (Former MLB superstar Alex Rodriguez has since jumped into an ownership role with the organization, and reportedly has expressed an interest in relocating the franchise to Seattle.)
As for Garnett’s relationship with the Celtics, the 2008 champion seems more than content simply remaining a Celtic legend, and with his No. 5 set to be raised to the rafters sometime in 2021-22.
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