Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Garnett made it clear the other day that he isn’t looking forward to the idea of head coach Jason Kidd monitoring his minutes/the amount of games he plays in this upcoming season.
But that’s just something he’s going to have to get over.
The head coach has always been the one who makes the final call on who plays what games and for how long. Garnett’s always been a competitor, but as his career reaches its latter stages it makes sense for Kidd to restrict him from playing in both ends of back-to-backs and keep a close eye on how long he’s on the floor when he does play, as well.
“Whenever you get over 15 years, the years don’t matter,” said Kidd. “You just take it day-by-day, and he’s been great.
“For me and him, he respects me and I respect him. I just sat in that seat. So, for me, to get him to the finish line is my goal.”
For Garnett, he just needs to make sure that he doesn’t allow that fire that still blazes within him after all these years to make him lose sight of the ultimate vision, which is being an overall team player that does whatever’s asked of him to guide the Nets to a world championship.
That might be easier said than done, however. This is a situation that might not go away as the season wears on and games increase in significance. It’s definitely something to keep in mind.
Hopefully that doesn’t turn out to be the case for Kidd considering he only believes that this will be what’s best for his team in the end.