KG suggests that his quote was taken out of context. He says he was speculating that he wouldn't make the team in the future, not that he was planning on retiring.
KG also indicates that he wants to retire a Celtic and be "buried in green".
Not shocked that's what he's saying now, but not completely buying it either. KG seems like a very candid person, and I think he just let something very personal slip without thinking about it. This is all damage control.
Didn't listen to the link, but I heard him on NBATV this afternoon and he basically said the same thing there. I too did not buy it then and I still don't.
I think you nailed it. He momentarily let out too much and is now playing it down because of all the attention it got nationally (all over ESPN yesterday).