KG wins second Auerbach Award

BOSTON -- Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett became the first two-time recipient of the team's Red Auerbach Award when he was presented with the honor for the 2012 season before Wednesday's visit from the Orlando Magic.

The honor, presented each year since the 2005-06 season, is bestowed upon the Celtics player or coach who best exemplifies the spirit of what it means to be a Celtic through performance on the court and off. The award is named in honor of legendary coach, general manager, and president of the Celtics, the late Arnold “Red” Auerbach.

Garnett also won the award in 2008. Other past winners include, Paul Pierce (2006), Al Jefferson (2007), Ray Allen (2009), Rajon Rondo (2010) and coach Doc Rivers (2011).

Rivers and Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge presented the award to a smiling Garnett before Wednesday's game.