Thursday , Nov , 05 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Kevin Garnett: My History in Minnesota Has Passed

“It’s easy to come in here and focus, because they don’t have any of my old teammates here now,” he said. “My history from here has passed. I did take a moment tonight to look around, but there are so many changes here that I can’t relate to, so I have no reason to.”

Garnett (12 points, 11 rebounds) expressed hope that Timberwolves fans will be vocal in their demand for owner Glen Taylor and his new management team to put a winning product on the floor.

“There was separation for me the moment I was traded (to the Celtics),” Garnett said. “The guys I had a special relationship with had moved on, and I never looked back. When a new page in my book turns, I try to embrace that.

“Minnesota’s home, or my second home, or a home for me, but I don’t think of anything right now but playing in Boston. But this was nice.”