Kevin Garnett not only has aspirations of someday returning to the Minnesota Timberwolves but hopes to do so as owner of the franchise.
“I want to buy the Timberwolves,” Garnett told Yahoo! Sports. “Put a group together and perhaps someday try to buy the team. That’s what I want.”
Now with Brooklyn, the 38-year-old Garnett spent his first 12 seasons with the Timberwolves after being selected straight out of high school with the No. 5 overall pick in the 1995 draft.
Now in his 20th NBA season, Garnett is in the final year of his deal with the Nets and has yet to declare if he plans to play beyond this season. Currently, Garnett is averaging eight points and eight rebounds in roughly 23 minutes.
Over the course of his career, Garnett has pocketed some $315 million in earnings, including the $12 million he will earn with the Nets this season. Current Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor has owned the team since 1994.
Flip Saunders, the team’s current head coach and president, is a minority owner and still has close ties to Garnett from their early days together in Minnesota when Saunders served as his coach.
“I have ties there. Flip’s there,” Garnett told Yahoo!
Currently, Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan is the league’s only African-American majority owner.[Photo Credit: Keith Allison]
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