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Tyronn Lue invites Kevin Garnett to join Cleveland Cavaliers coaching staff

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Posted at 12:11 AM, Sep 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-30 00:22:20-04

Cleveland Cavaliers Head Coach Tyronn Lue has invited former NBA forward Kevin Garnett to join the coaching staff. 

Lue, 39, said Garnett, 40, who retired from the Minnesota Timberwolves after 21 seasons last week can join the Cavaliers' coaching staff if he wants, according to ESPN. 

Lue was an assistant coach with the Boston Celtics when Garnett was a player.

"I talked to him about it," Lue told ESPN. "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."

Read more about Lue's offer here

The Cavaliers are coming off a championship win and is a favorite to repeat for the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy. The championship was the first championship victory for the city of Cleveland in 52 years. 

Lue signed a multi-year contract extension with the team in July. Details about the contract agreement were not released.