Garnett reunites with Rivers and Pierce as Clippers consultant

By Joe Rodgers 11 January 2017 240
Garnett reunites with Rivers and Pierce as Clippers consultant

The one-time Boston Celtics NBA championship trio of Doc Rivers, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett are getting the band back together - kind of. 

Garnett is joining his former Celtics buddies, who won the 2007-08 championship, including Brandon Bass, in Los Angeles as a consultant for the Los Angeles Clippers, the team announced Tuesday.

While the 15-time All-Star and former MVP will not be on the bench for games or travel with the Clippers, Garnett will help the team's big men during practices in Playa Vista. 

"He's hired in here as a consultant, so I'm sure he'll be in and out when it presents itself for him to work with our guys," Clippers assistant coach Mike Woodson said, via

"I think when he's here, it's important for our bigs to take advantage of him being out here on the floor, because he brings so much to the table and has so much to offer for the game of basketball."

Garnett, who helped the Clippers at training camp earlier this season, did not waste any time getting to work with centre DeAndre Jordan. 

"Besides him cussing me out, we played against each other," Jordan said. "He's a great spirit and a great basketball mind, a Hall of Fame guy. Someone I looked up to coming up and even playing against. So any pointers he can give me, or tips, it's great. I just want to be a student when he's here.

"He's one of the main reasons why I talk so much, talk so loud when I'm out there. Because when I'm watching film of him or playing against him, the presence that he has — on both ends of the floor — is something that's contagious. And you want take things from that from people like that, especially if that's already in their personality."

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