Short takes


• Former Timberwolves superstar Kevin Garnett reminisces about his career and life during a one-hour NBA TV interview with Kevin McHale, the guy who drafted him directly out of high school. He discusses their history together, how Sam Mitchell showed him the NBA way and his years and title won in Boston.

It airs at 8 p.m. Monday.

Wolves new star Karl-Anthony Towns is part of a roundtable discussion an hour later with contemporaries Joel Embiid, Devin Booker and D’Angelo Russell taped over All-Star weekend.


• Kansas will retire Wolves veteran Brandon Rush’s jersey on Wednesday, placing it among the greats at Allen Fieldhouse during a home game against TCU.

He was a member of Kansas’ 2008 NCAA championship team along with Mario Chalmers, whose jersey already hangs there. Raised in Kansas City, he expects about 20 family members and friends to attend, including his mother and grandmother.

“All the great names that are up there, it means a lot,” he said.


• The Wolves’ Tom Thibodeau coached one NBA All-Star Game for the Eastern Conference and was an assistant a couple of other times. So he knows what it’s like to try to find playing time for 12 of the game’s greatest players.

“Basically, you’re just trying to get out of the way,” he said. “You dole out the minutes, which is a problem in itself. You just try not to get anyone upset.”