TIM DUNCAN COMES OUT OF RETIREMENT, JUST HIRED AS SPURS ASSISTANT COACH
So there goes the neighborhood! Well, maybe not so much. The Spurs bench has had some turnover of late. But that’s nothing new. Former Spurs assistant coaches now sit on NBA teams’s all over the league. It’s part of the Spurs mystique. But Greg Popovich had a little trouble tilling in his last coaching spot. We now know they first reached out to Manu Ginobili. But Batmanu is still enjoying his time away from the court, spending time with his family. So who else? Well, Tim Duncan stepped up and Spurs fans are pretty much ecstatic.
TIM DUNCAN HAD ALREADY ALWAYS BEEN AROUND, BUT NOW IT’S OFFICIAL, EVEN ON ROAD TRIPS
But Tim Duncan had already been around the team consistently. But just not in any official capacity. Duncan has been a regular on the Spurs practice courts, working with everyone on the roster who wants to. And everyone wants to work with the former 3-time Finals MVP. But Timmy would just go home, which is still local to San Antonio. But now, Duncan will be with the team all the time, even on the road.
SPURS FANS ECSTATIC AS GREGG POPOVICH WAXES HIS UNIQUE HUMOR WITH DUNCAN HIRE
Popovich was his normal self when it came to his tongue-in-cheek repartee. So this time, what did Pop say? It’s pretty damn good. He said, “It is only fitting, that after I served loyally for 19 years as Tim Duncan’s assistant, that he returns the favor.” Ha! That’s pretty funny. So what is the biggest hurdle Tim Duncan will face this year as an assistant coach? Well, Timmy hates wearing suits. He really, really, HATES them. So let’s all be sure to pay attention and see what Timmy actually ends up wearing to games.
Here comes some fun!