The reason for that may be due to Garnett’s fractured relationship with Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor. In a recent interview with Shams Charania of The Athletic, Garnett claimed that the reason that his No. 21 jersey hasn’t been retired is because he “Doesn’t do business with snakes.”
“Glen knows where I’m at, I’m not entertaining it,” Garnett said. “
As Charania reported, Garnett had planned to join Flip Saunders as a part of the Timberwolves’ ownership group succeeding Taylor one day once Garnett retired. Saunders died in 2015 and so did the plans of Garnett joining the Timberwolves’ front office.