Boston Celtics to retire Kevin Garnett’s No. 5 jersey
The Boston Celtics announced Thursday that Kevin Garnett, who helped Boston capture the 2008 NBA crown, will have his number 5 jersey retired next season, the 24th former player so honored by the club.
“I’m honored and thankful to have my number retired with the Celtics,” Garnett said.
He was the 2008 NBA Defensive Player of the Year and an NBA All-Star in five of his six seasons with the Celtics.
In 396 games for Boston, Garnett averaged 15.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.0 blocks a game.