• Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers supporting Kevin Garnett intentio to buy Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Kevin Garnett could set the Minnesota Timberwolves towards right NBA path
  • Timberwolves have not made a decent NBA run since Garnett led them during the 2003-04 NBA season

Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers revealed that it would be great to see former player Kevin Garnett seize ownership of the Minnesota Timberwolves. T-Wolves team owner Glen Taylor is reportedly looking to sell the franchise and the former NBA Most Valuable Player who started his career in Minnesota seriously interested.

Rivers coached Garnett when both were with the Boston Celtics. That partnership resulted in an NBA title in 2008, defeating the Los Angeles Lakers. The 58-year-old coach supports the idea, admitting he would love to see former players get into the ownership circle.

Garnett played his first 12 seasons with the Timberwolves. He was selected fifth overall in the 1995 NBA Draft. The 6-foot-11 center-forward would eventually be traded to the Celtics in 2007 where he teamed up with the likes of Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo.

Garnett would make another stop, moving to the Brooklyn Nets in 2013. He returned to Minnesota during the 2015-16 NBA season before eventually calling it a career. Now, he could be on the verge of owning an NBA franchise, following Michael Jordan. The NBA great owns the Charlotte Hornets.

“My passion for the Minnesota Timberwolves to be a championship team is well known but I have a deeper affection for the city of Minneapolis,” Garnett said on Twitter.

Since Garnett's departure from Minnesota, the Timberwolves were only able to make the NBA playoffs once. That was during the 2017-18 NBA season. They lost in the first round, bowing to the Houston Rockets, 1-4.

The best finish that the Timberwolves had was during the 2003-04 NBA season. Garnett led the team to the Western Conference Finals but fell to the Los Angeles Lakers in six games. This was the same year that Garnett won the NBA MVP award. Since then, the T-Wolves have struggled to get back on track.

Should he end up being the new owner, Garnett has his work cut out for him. Minnesota saw their season come to an abrupt end, managing only a 19-45 win-loss record. However, the team is not short of talent.

Garnett would inherit young promising players like Karl-Anthony Towns and D'Angelo Russell. With the 15-time NBA All-Star at the helm, Minnesota could finally be set in the right direction. But similar to what Jordan is going through with the Hornets right now, it may take some time.

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Kevin Garnett participates in warmups for the Minnesota Timberwolves prior to a game against the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center on Jan. 19, 2016, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Stacy Revere/Getty Images