Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett quickly ended any speculation that he would become a coach when he is done playing basketball.
The 38-year-old Garnett was asked during his introductory press conference with the Timberwolves if he had any plans to coach after he retires. Garnett was traded from the Brooklyn Nets to Minnesota at trading deadline last week.
“A coach. Hell nah,” Garnett said, which drew big applause from those at the press conference.
"A coach is what I won’t be. You can’t talk me into that. My sister is pretty good at talking me into things," he said. "My daughters. My wife. But you can’t persuade me to coach. That's a big H-E-L-L N-A-H. Nah."
Garnett, a 15-time All-Star, spent his first 12 seasons with the Timberwolves after being drafted in the first round out of his school.
He led Minnesota to eight playoff appearances before being traded to Boston in 2007. Garnett won an NBA title his first season with the Celtics and was traded again to Brooklyn in the summer of 2013.
Minnesota (12-43) has not missed the playoffs in each of the last 10 seasons and have the worst record in the Western Conference.
Garnett is averaging 6.8 points and 6.8 rebounds in 42 games this season and is expected to start in Wednesday's game against the Washington Wizards.
- Scooby Axson