Kevin Garnett joins Clippers as consultant

Kevin Garnett, who won the NBA title in 2008 with the Celtics, will join old friends Doc Rivers and Paul Pierce in Los Angeles.
Kevin Garnett, who won the NBA title in 2008 with the Celtics, will join old friends Doc Rivers and Paul Pierce in Los Angeles. –Barry Chin / The Boston Globe

TORONTO — The Clippers officially hired former Celtics star Kevin Garnett as a consultant, reuniting him with former Celtics coach Doc Rivers and Celtics legend Paul Pierce.

“He’s a great spirit, a great basketball mind, a Hall of Fame guy, somebody I looked up to coming up and even playing the game,” Clippers center DeAndre Jordan told reporters in Los Angeles Tuesday. “So any pointers he can give me and tips is great. I just want to be a student whenever he’s here.”

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