Celtics To Retire Kevin Garnett's No. 5

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Boston Celtics have announced they will retire Kevin Garnett's number next season.

Garnett's No. 5 will go up next to Big Three-teammate Paul Pierce's No. 34.

The Celtics made the announcement midway through their home game against the Los Angeles Clippers, led by former Celtic head coach Doc Rivers.

“From the moment he arrived in the summer of 2007, Kevin changed everything for us,” Wyc Grousbeck, Celtics Co-Owner, said in a statement. “His complete commitment to winning was a decisive factor in our 2008 championship. He will always be one of my very favorite Celtics.”

"I’m honored and thankful to have my number retired with the Celtics," Garnett said on after the announcement. "I will always have immense respect and appreciation for ownership, Danny Ainge, Doc Rivers, my past teammates and Celtic Nation!"

Garnett was a member of the 2007-08 championship team, and will become the 24th Celtic honored with a retired number.

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