The source, close to Garnett, told ESPN that Garnett will have to have surgery on not one but both ankles during the off season, and that he came the decision that he wouldn't be healthy to compete next season with the Boston Celtics.
Two teammates claim that after the Game 6 match-up against the New York Knicks, Garnett had hinted to them that he would retire after the season was over.
"I have no clue," Doc Rivers said. I was positive last year [if Garnett would come back]. I'm not as sure this year.