Tyronn Lue offers retired Kevin Garnett open invite to join Cavs coaching staff
Kevin Garnett played the mentor role well with Minnesota rookie Karl-Anthony Towns last season. AP

KEVIN Garnett coaching LeBron James?

Less than a week after he retired, Garnett immediately had a job offer from Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue on Thursday (Friday, Manila time) who said the 15-time NBA All-Star has a place in the Cavs’ coaching staff.

"I talked to him about it. I know his wife is pushing for it a lot. Brandi is pushing for it, trying to get him to come and coach. He says he's not ready yet. He goes back—'I might do it'—but he's back and forth. We'll see. But I'd definitely make a spot for him if he wanted to come back and coach," Lue told Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com

The 40-year-old Garnett’s experience would certainly prove invaluable for any team, having played 21 seasons in the NBA before announcing his retirement from the NBA last Friday.

Capable of playing multiple positions on the court, ‘The Big Ticket’ has a career average of 17.8 points and 10.0 rebounds per game. He won a championship with the Boston Celtics in 2008, but Garnett’s most productive years were with the Minnesota Timberwolves which drafted him fifth as a prep-to-pro pioneer for the modern era.

McMenamin noted the current NBA champions already has a full staff but Garnett, whose role last season also included mentoring promising center Karl Anthony-Towns, could be in an unofficial capacity a team consultant who could work with the Cavs’ big men. 

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