Kevin Garnett Joins Turner Sports as Special NBA Contributor
15-Time NBA All-Star, 2008 NBA Champion & 2004 NBA MVP to Host New Segments as an Extension of NBA on TNT Coverage
Turner Sports announced during last night Inside the NBA a multi-year agreement with 15-time NBA All-Star and 2008 NBA Champion Kevin Garnett to serve as a contributor on TNT’s award-winning NBA coverage. The former NBA MVP will appear weekly throughout the season providing raw insight and commentary from a custom standalone set.
Garnett will be joined by special guests from the worlds of entertainment and sports and give fans a colorful look at the game from his unique perspective. Content around the segments will be distributed across multiple platforms including NBA on TNT, Turner-owned Bleacher Report and social media channels.
“I'm excited to join the Turner family,” said Garnett. “I've been a fan for a long time, so I'm thrilled that it's a reality now.”
"KG's incredible passion for the game brings a new unfiltered narrative to our coverage,” said Craig Barry, Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer. “This raw innovative approach will speak directly to the fans across multiple platforms."
The former Minnesota Timberwolves, Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets star played 21 seasons in the NBA after being drafted fifth overall in the 1996 NBA Draft by the Timberwolves. Garnett – who became the first NBA player in 20 years to be selected directly out of high school – led Minnesota to eight consecutive playoff appearances and finished as the franchise’s all-time leading scorer.
In 2007, Garnett was traded to the Celtics and immediately helped lead the team a championship. Garnett played six seasons in Boston, helping the team to the playoffs every year. Traded to the Nets in 2013, he spent just over one season apiece with Brooklyn and Minnesota before retiring last month.
He also won a Gold Medal as a member of the U.S. Men’s National Team in the 2000 Olympics.
About Turner Sports
Turner Sports, a division of Turner, is an industry leader in the delivery of premium sports content across all multimedia screens. Turner Sports’ television coverage includes the NBA, Major League Baseball, NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, ELEAGUE and professional golf. The company also manages some of the most popular sports destinations across broadband and mobile platforms including Bleacher Report and its top-rated Team Stream app, NCAA.com and the critically-acclaimed NCAA March Madness Live suite of products, PGA.com and the Sports Emmy Award-winning PGA Championship LIVE, as well as an accompanying collection of mobile sites and connected device apps. Turner Sports and the NBA also jointly manage NBA Digital, a robust collection of offerings including NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA LEAGUE PASS, the NBA App, NBADLEAGUE.com and WNBA.com.