The way Kevin Garnett is playing for the Brooklyn Nets this season, it doesn’t seem like he’ll be retiring anytime soon.
But when he does call it quits, The Big Ticket says he wants to return to his NBA roots and own the Minnesota Timberwolves.
“I want to buy the Timberwolves,” Garnett told Yahoo! Sports on Thursday. “Put a group together and perhaps some day try to buy the team. That’s what I want.”
Garnett, now 38, was drafted by Minnesota in 1995 and spent 12 seasons there, helping the Timberwolves reach the playoffs for eight consecutive seasons before a trade sent him to the Boston Celtics during the summer of 2007. The T-Wolves have failed to make the playoffs in every year since Garnett’s departure.
Forbes estimates that the team is worth $430 million, despite its lack of success, and that price is expected to increase after the NBA’s new television deals come into play. Still, Garnett wants to make an effort to buy the Timberwolves.
“That is the one that has my interest,” Garnett said. “I have ties there. Flip (Saunders) is there.”
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