Kevin Garnett will be playing in the NBA for at least five more months with the Brooklyn Nets, but that isn’t keeping the 38-year-old veteran from making plans for his future.
One noteworthy item on Garnett’s list of goals after retiring? Purchasing the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports.
“I want to buy the Timberwolves. Put a group together and perhaps some day try to buy the team. That’s what I want,” Garnett said after a 107-99 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night.
Garnett has earned over $315 million in the NBA during his 20-year career when you factor in the $12 million he is making this season. Beyond those numbers, Garnett has made tens of millions in endorsement money over the years with apparel companies such as Anta.
That kind of dough doesn’t make it a stretch to believe the Big Ticket could put together the money to make a run at purchasing the Wolves. The franchise was valued at $430 million dollars earlier this year by Forbes Magazine.
Current team owner Glenn Taylor put the Wolves on the market back in 2012, but has committed to keeping the team over the last year, since bringing aboard Flip Saunders as team president and minority owner.
Garnett played the first 12 seasons of his career with the Wolves before he was traded to Boston in 2007 and maintains a tight bond with the region.
“That is the one [team] that has my interest. I have ties there. Flip’s there,” Garnett told Spears.