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Kevin Garnett's No. 5 could be next to be retired by Celtics

Ryan Hannable
February 14, 2018 - 2:40 pm

There could be another number being retired by the Celtics in the near future.

After getting his No. 34 retired over the weekend, speaking to ESPN, Paul Pierce believes Kevin Garnett's No. 5 is next.

"Without a doubt, KG's number will be [the next one] retired in Boston," said Pierce. "It's going to happen."

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said there have been internal discussions, but the final decision would come from ownership.

Some have argued Garnett didn't spend long enough in Boston to get his number retired.

"It was six years of potential championship-caliber teams and All-Star play from KG," said Ainge. "I think that it was a pretty significant impact he had in those six years."

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